Illegal Pets in Each State

If you are curious about which wild animals are illegal to own in your state, then you are in the right place. Laws prohibiting or restricting native or wild exotic animals vary by state. For example, a wild animal may be legal to keep as a pet in one state, and that same animal can be illegal to own in another state. With that in mind, below are animals that are prohibited to own in every state. However, just because you don't find an animal on this list does not mean it is legal to keep it as a pet, as some states don't have a formal list of specific animals that are banned.

Wild Animals

Illegal Pets in Alabama

In Alabama, it is illegal to keep the following animals as pets: Antelopes, Beavers, Black bears, Bobcats, Coyotes, Foxes, Giant African snails, Groundhogs, Mongooses, Mountain lions, Nutrias, Opossums, Pigs, Raccoons, Red Wolves, Skunks, Tegus, Venomous snakes, Walking catfish, Wild rodents, and Wild turkeys.

Illegal Pets in Alaska

Alaska prohibits the possession of all live game animals such as bears or deer, without a permit.

Illegal Pets in Arizona

The following animals are illegal to keep as pets in Arizona: American bison, American opossums, Alligators, Anteaters, Antelopes, Armadillos, Caimans, Cattle, Clawed frogs, Cobras, Coral snakes, Crocodiles, Coypus, Bats, Bears, Beavers, Bison, Buffalos, Golden moles, Tenrecs, Even-toed ungulates, Pronghorns, Duikers, Gazelles, Goats, Oxen, Sheep, Water buffalos, Cervids, Deer, Elks, Moose, Red deer, Wapitis, Pecaries, Foxes, Ocelots, Raccoons, Serval Cats, Skunks, Wolves, Weasels, European hedgehogs, Gymnures, Moon rats, Wild hares, Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Macaques, Orangutans Spider monkeys, Hutias, Jumping mice, Nutrias, Pocket gophers, Chipmunks, Marmots, Prairie dogs, Squirrels, Woodchucks, Desmans, Moles, Shrews, Shrew-moles, Sloths, Grouse, Pheasants, Partridges, Quails, Turkeys, Gavials, Burrowing asps, Brown tree snakes, Boomslangs, Keelbacks, Bird snakes, Elapids, Kraits, Mambas, Sea snakes, Gila monsters, Mexican beaded lizards, Pit and true vipers, Rattlesnakes, Snapping turtles, Gopher turtles, Desert turtles, Giant or marine toads, Bullfrogs, and Leopard frogs.

Illegal Pets in Arkansas

In the state of Arkansas, it is illegal to keep the following native and non-native animals as pets: Alligator snapping turtles, African lions, Apes, Baboons, Bats, Bears, Collared lizards, Endangered species, Macaques, Mountain lions, Non-native birds, Ornate box turtles, Ozark hellbenders, Ouachita streambed salamanders, Tigers, and Troglodytic species.

Illegal Pets in California

The following animals are illegal to keep as pets in California: Bighorn sheep, Crows, Gerbils, Guadalupe fur seals, Falcons, Ferrets, Hawks, Hedgehogs, Marsupials, Mongooses, Morro Bay kangaroo rats, Northern elephant seals, Primates, Pacific right whales, Salt-marsh harvest mice, Ring-tailed cats, Sloths, Southern sea otters, Wild rodents, Wolverines, and Zebras.

Illegal Pets in Colorado

Colorado bans the possession of the following animals as pets: Alligators, Crocodiles, Hedgehogs, Monk parakeets, Opossums, Porcupines, Primates, Raccoons, Skunks, Squirrels, Wildebeests, and Wild hogs.

Illegal Pets in Connecticut

Many native and exotic animals are not legal to keep as pets in Connecticut, including all wild dogs, Bobcats, Bears, Cheetahs, Chimpanzees, Coyotes, Gorillas, Hyaenas, Jaguars, Kangaroos, Lions, Leopards, Lynx, Ocelots, Orangutans, Pumas, Wallabies, and Wolves.

Illegal Pets in Delaware

There is no formal list of specific animals that are banned in the state of Delaware.

Illegal Pets in Florida

The following animals are banned as pets in the state of Florida: Aardwolves, Baboons, Bats, Bears, Black caimans, Cape buffalos, Cheetahs, Chimpanzees, Cougars, Crocodiles, Drills and mandrills, Elephants, Gavials, Gelada baboons, Gibbons and siamangs, Gorillas, Hippopotamuses, Hyenas, Jaguars, Komodo dragons, Leopards, Lions, Orangutans, Raccoons,  Rhinoceros, Snow leopards, Skunks, Tigers, Venomous reptiles, Wild foxes, and Whitetail Deer.

Illegal Pets in Georgia

Animals that are illegal to keep as pets in the state of Georgia include but are not limited to: Apes, Armadillos, Aardvarks, Air-breathing catfish, Anteaters, Capybaras, Cavies, Bats, Hedgehogs, Banded tetras, Gila monsters, Beaded lizards, Crocodiles, Gavials, Crows, Giant walking catfish, Grass, Silver and Bighead carps, Alligators, Dolphins, Ferrets, Foxes, Snakeheads, Fresh-water stingrays, Piranhas, Venomous colubrid snakes, Wallabies, Kangaroos, Shrews, Moles, Tenrecs, Monkeys, Sloths, Pangolins, Wild hares and rabbits, Prairie dogs, Degus, Whales, Weasels, Wild cats, Wolves, Wolf hybrids, Exotic cat hybrids (such as savannah cats), Elephants, Conies, Manatees, Dugongs, Rhinoceros, Wart hogs, Hippopotamus, Hawks, Eagles, Vultures, Wild turkeys, Cuckoos, Owls, Eurasian skylarks, Bulbuls, Thrushes, Yellow hammers, Sparrows, Cape and Baya weavers, Queleas, Blackbirds, Monk parakeets, Java sparrows, Starlings, Mynas, and Ravens.

Illegal Pets in Hawaii

In the state of Hawaii, many animals are illegal to keep as pets including Bears, Aardvarks, Porcupines, Wild hares, Flying foxes, Doves, Pigeons, Hummingbirds, Finches, Crows, Parakeets, Parrots, Dog hybrids, Cat hybrids, Hedgehogs, Hedgehogs, Hamsters, Ferrets, Snakes, Gerbils, Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs, Jaguars, Cougars, Leopards, Clouded leopards, Caracals, Ocelots, Margays, Serval Cats, Wolves, Hyenas, Elephants, Hippopotamus, Rhinoceros, Non-human primates, Crocodilians, Bloodworms, Hermit crabs, Freshwater crabs, Honeybees, Mexican jumping bean moths, Jellyfish, Freshwater clams, Octopuses, Salamanders, Sirens, Frogs, Cuban tree frogs, Snakes, Gila monsters, Nicaraguan freshwater sharks, Freshwater stingrays, Spotted carpet sharks, Banded carpet sharks, Lampreys, Bowfins, Dogfishes, Mudfishes, Eels, Electric eels, Freshwater morays, Silversides, Needlefish, Halfbeaks, Pike minnows, Piranhas, Characins, Lizard fish, Pirarucus, Snakeheads, Pike cichlids, Lion fish, Scorpion fish, Catfish, Grouses, Bulbuls, Sparrows, Orioles, Vermillion cardinals
Mynas, Starlings, Caiques, and Bats.

Illegal Pets in Idaho

In the state of Idaho, it is unlawful to keep large predatory and big-game wildlife as pets. You also may not possess animals that are deemed non-native and dangerous including all wild dogs, African dormice, African rope squirrels, African striped mice, African tree squirrels, Brushed tail porcupines, Capybara, Mute swans, Red and Sika deer, Caracals, Cheetahs, Geoffrey's cats, Jaguars, Leopards, Lions, Ocelots, Serval Cats, Margays, Tigers, European hedgehogs, Brushed tail possums, non-human primates, Barbary sheep, Mouflon sheep, Coatimundis, Kinkajous, Gambian giant pouched rats, Prairie dogs, South American rodents, European or Russian wild boars, Peccaries, and Pond fish.

Illegal Pets in Illinois

Illinois prohibits several native and exotic animals from being kept as pets including Ocelots, Coyotes, Bobcats, Jaguarundis, Bears, Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Cheetahs, Jaguars, Margays, Cougars, Lynx, Hyenas, Wolves, Flying foxes, Meerkats, Mongooses, Bighead carps, Mastomys, European rabbits, Indian wild hogs, Raccoon dogs, Rosy pastors, Java sparrows, Red-whiskered bulbuls, Snakeheads, Walking catfish, Ruffes, Silver carps, Black carp, Proterorhinus, Stone Morokos, Zanders, Wels catfish, Yabbies, Zebra mussels, Mitten crabs, Rusty crayfish, Filler shrimps, Golden mussels, and Brown tree snakes.

Illegal Pets in Indiana

There is no formal list of wild animals that are unlawful to keep as pets in Indiana.

Illegal Pets in Iowa

Iowa does not allow the following animals to be kept as pets: Alligators, Adders, Bears, Wild canines
Wild felines, Aardwolves, Pandas, Hyenas, Tamarins, Marmosets, Gibbons, Great apes, Caimans, Bush babies, Lemurs, Monkeys, Crocodiles, Rhinoceros, Elephants, Nonhuman primates, Lesser apes, Indris, Sifakas, Tarsiers, Caimans, Vipers, Kraits, Gharials, Coral snakes, Mambas, Cobras, Reticulated pythons, Water monitors, Crocodile monitors, Mole vipers, Burrowing asps, Beaded lizards, Gila monsters, Sea snakes, Rattlesnakes, Russian or European boars, Copperheads, Cottonmouths, Anacondas, African rock python, and Wild boars.

Illegal Pets in Kansas

Kansas bans the following animals from being kept as pets: Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Jaguars, Cheetahs, Mountain lions, Bears, Hybrids, Non-native venomous snakes, Monk parakeets, Asian raccoon dogs, Walking catfish, Carps, Eurasian minnows, Snakeheads, Round gobies, White perches, European perches, Zebra mussels, Quagga mussels, New Zealand mud snails, Marbled crayfish, Common yabbies, Commensal rodents, Gophers, Ground squirrels, Kangaroo rats, Porcupines, Prairie dogs, Woodchucks, and Wood rats.

Illegal Pets in Kentucky

Many wild animals are illegal as pets in Kentucky, including Adders, Alligators, Caimans, Crocodiles, Gavials, Gila monsters, Beaded lizards, Komodo dragons, Bears, Elephants, Lions, Tigers, Snow leopards, Clouded leopards, Leopards, Cheetahs, Jaguars, African buffalos, Hippopotamus, Rhinoceros, Honey badgers, Old World badgers, Wolves, Wolverines, Hyenas, Gorillas, Baboons, Drills, Mandrills, Sea snakes, Cobras, Coral snakes, Vipers, Copperbelly water snakes, Wild turkeys, Alligator snapping turtles, Baya weavers, Non-native blackbirds, Cape sparrows, Non-native cowbirds, Non-native cuckoos, Queleas, Fieldfares, Foxes, Flying foxes, Fruit bats, Java sparrows, Nutrias, , Gambian giant pouched rats, Giant, marine, or cane toads, Jack rabbits, Madagascar weavers, Mistle thrushes, Monk or Quaker parakeets, Multimammate rats, Mute swans, Prairie dogs, Yellow hammers, Raccoon dogs, San Juan rabbits, Sky larks, Song thrushes, Starlings, Slender-tailed meerkats, African clawed frogs, Weaver finches, Wild European rabbits, Feral pigs, Eurasian boars, and Russian boars.

Illegal Pets in Louisiana

The following animals are banned as pets in the state of Louisiana: Lions, Tigers, All types of Leopards, Red and gray wolves, Black, grizzly, and polar bears, Jaguars, Cheetahs, Cougars, Coyotes, Foxes, Mississippi gopher frogs, Green sea turtles, Hawksbill sea turtles, Kemp's ridley sea turtle, Leatherback sea turtles, Gopher tortoises, and Ringed map turtles.

Illegal Pets in Maine

Maine banned several wild animals from being kept as pets, including but not limited to Emus, Monk parakeets, Pigeons, Doves, Mute swans, Burrowing parrots, Laughing kookaburras, Austral parakeets, Slender-billed parakeets, Hornbills, Cassowaries, Storks, Rollers, Curassows, Crows, Chachalaca, Guans, Cranes, Turacos, Pheasants, Flamingos, Trumpeters, Toucans, Penguins, New Zealand parrots, Starlings, Owls, Ostriches, Bearded barbets, Shorebirds, Bustards, Pelicans, Prevost's squirrels, Hoffman's two-toed sloths, Brazilian porcupines, Black-tailed prairie dogs, Red-rumped agoutis, Long-nosed armadillos, Pronghorn family, Mountain beavers, Bovids, Beavers, Deer, Elephants, Horses, Giraffes, Hippopotamus, Hyenas, Aardwolves, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Mustelids, Walrus, Eared and true seals, Rhinoceros, Pigs, Tapirs, Viverrids, Crested porcupines, Gray short-tailed opossums, Bats, Primates, Sea cows, Aardvarks, Kinkajous, Southern tamanduas, Asiatic linsangs, Moose, and Wild turkeys.

Illegal Pets in Maryland

You are not allowed to keep any of the following animals as pets in the state of Maryland: Foxes, Racoons, Skunks, Lemurs, Monkeys, Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Marmosets, Orangutans, Tamarins, Loris, Bears, Caimans, Alligators, Crocodiles, Poisonous snakes, Eastern tiger salamanders, Jefferson salamanders, Green salamanders, Wehrle's salamanders, Eastern hellbenders, Mudpuppies, Eastern narrow-mouthed toads, Carpenter frogs, Mountain chorus frogs, Barking treefrogs, Northern map turtles, Leatherback sea turtles, Loggerhead sea turtles, Green sea turtles, Atlantic hawksbill sea turtles, Kemp's ridley sea turtles, Bog turtles, Rainbow snakes, Spiny softshell turtle, Northern coal skinks, Smooth earth snakes, Scarlet snakes, Timber rattlesnakes, and Copperheads.

Illegal Pets in Massachusetts

It is illegal to keep any of the following animals as a pet in Massachusetts: All animals under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and on the Massachusetts lists of special concern, threatened, and endangered, species. Furthermore, any animal this appears on IUCN's Red List may not be kept as a pet in Massachusetts.

Illegal Pets in Michigan

You may not keep the following animals as pets in Michigan: Cheetahs, Cougars, Jaguars, All leopards, Lions, Panthers, Tigers, Bears, Wolf-dog, Massasauga, Queen snakes, Wood turtles, Blanding's turtles, Grey rat snakes, Box turtles, Boreal chorus frogs, Lesser sirens, Mudpuppies, Fowler's toads, Pickerel frogs, Butler's garter snakes, Smooth green snakes, Northern dusky salamanders, Northern two-lined salamanders, Marbled salamanders, Small-mouth salamanders, Kirtland's snakes, Mink frogs, Copper-bellied water snakes, Eastern fox snakes, Six-lined racerunners, Spotted turtles, and Blanchard's cricket frogs.

Illegal Pets in Minnesota

Minnesota bans the following animals from being kept as pets: Bears, Nonhuman primates, Elks, Moose, Wolves, Deer, Bats, Salamanders, Mourning doves, Snakes, Antelopes, Caribous, Game birds, Gray squirrels, Fox squirrels, Cottontail rabbits, Snowshoe hares, Jackrabbits, Raccoons, Short-tailed weasels, Lynx, Bobcats, Long-tailed weasels, Red and gray foxes, Fishers, Pine martens, Cougars, Opossum, Badgers, Wolverines, Muskrats, Minks, Otters, Beavers, American eels, Lake and shovelnose sturgeons, Black and white crappies, Muskellunges, Northern pikes, Burbots, Catfish, Saugers, Walleyes, Yellow perches, Paddlefish, Carps, Buffalo fish, Suckerfish, Sheepsheads, Bowfins, Gars, Goldeyes, Bullheads, Minnows, Leeches, Alewives, Chubs, and Lake whitefish.

Illegal Pets in Mississippi

You may not keep an alligator as a pet in Mississippi. In addition, the following animals are illegal as pets in Mississippi: Bears, Wolverines, Hyenas and aardwolves, Elephants, Rhinos, Hippopotamus, African buffalos, Primates, Maned wolves, Red dogs, African hunting dogs, Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, Leopards, Snow Leopards, Cheetahs, and Cougars.

Illegal Pets in Missouri

Lions, Skunks, Jaguars, Copperheads, all Leopards, Cottonmouths, Timber and pygmy rattlesnakes, Massasaugas, Wolves, Tigers, Non-native bears, and Cheetahs are illegal to keep as pets in Missouri.

Illegal Pets in Montana

No person in the state of Montana may keep the following animals as pets: Alligators, Skunks, Foxes, Bats, Raccoons, Round gobies, African clawed frogs, Eurasian ruffes, North American bullfrogs, Rusty crayfish, Carps, Snakeheads, Zanders, Walking catfish, White perches, Natal multimammate mice, Argali sheep, Brush-tailed possums, Hyenas, Short-tailed possum, Aardwolves, Nutrias, Small spotted genets, Southern flying squirrels, Virginia opossums, Urials, All monkeys and apes, New Zealand muds nails, Quagga mussels, Zebra mussels, Crocodiles, Caimans, Red-eared sliders, Pythons, Boomslangs, Green anacondas, Coral snakes, Cobras, Kraits, Mambas, California quails, and Gambrel's quails.

Illegal Pets in Nebraska

The state of Nebraska prohibits the following animals from being kept as pets: Wolves, Skunks, Non-domestic cats, Bears, Hawks, Owls, Eagles, Jackrabbits, Short-horned lizards, Asian raccoon dogs, White-tailed deer, Mule deer, Red deer, Wild pigs, and all wild birds or mammals in need of conservation or listed as an endangered or threatened species.

Illegal Pets in Nevada

Many animals are prohibited from being kept as pets in Nevada, including Wild pigs and hogs, Deer, Moose, Reedbucks, Oryxes and gemsboks, Addaxes, Wild dogs or dhole, Raccoon dogs, Mongooses, Meerkats, Wild European rabbits, Multimammate mice, Nutrias, Bats, Coyotes, Foxes, Raccoons, Skunks, Hartebeests, Wildebeest and gnus, Chamois, Hemitragus, Barbary sheep, Alligators, Crocodiles, Gharials, Bird snakes, Boomslangs, Keelbacks, Burrowing asps, Snakes, Snapping turtles, Giant or marine toads, Clawed frogs, Pink starlings, Rosy pastors, Red-billed queleas, Red-whiskered bulbuls, Lampreys, Freshwater stingrays, Freshwater sharks, Bowfins, Gars, Herrings and shads, European whitefish, Mexican banded tetras, Piranhas, White perches, Freshwater drums, South American parasitic catfish, Snakeheads, Carps, African giant snails, and New Zealand mud snails.

Illegal Pets in New Hampshire

The following animals are not legal as pets in New Hampshire: Lions, Leopards, Bobcats, Lynx, Armadillos, Anteaters, Badgers, Bears, Barbary sheep, Beavers, Deer, Chipmunks, Wild boars, Elephants, Kangaroos, Kinkajous, Lemmings, Mouse, Mongooses, Muskrats, Virginia opossums, Prairie dogs, Porcupines, Primates, Raccoons, African pouched rats, Shrews, Skunks, Flying squirrels, Voles, Squirrels, Tigers, Water buffalo, Wallabies, Weasels, Wolverines, Wolves, Zebras, Asiatic clams, Zebra mussels, Spiny water fleas, Fishhook water fleas, Non-indigenous catfish, White amurs, Walking catfish, Carps, Round gobies, Tubenose gobies, Ruffes, and Snakeheads.

Illegal Pets in New Jersey

Some illegal pets in New Jersey include Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Lions, Rhinoceros, Cheetahs, Monkeys, Rays, Pangolins, Baboons, Marine turtles, Apes, Wild dogs, Bears, Wild cats, Gila monsters, Coral snakes, Cobras, Crocodiles, Alligators, Caimans, Gavials, Ring-necked parakeets, Monk parakeets, Burrowing parrots, Prairie dogs, and Ground squirrels.

Illegal Pets in New Mexico

Wild cats, Crocodiles, Wolves, Alligators, and Primates are not allowed as pets in New Mexico.

Illegal Pets in New York

In New York state, the following animals are illegal to keep as pets: Bears, all venomous snakes, Pythons, Asiatic monitors, Nile monitors, Whitethroat monitors, Black throat monitors, Crocodile monitors, Komodo dragons, Crocodiles, Lions, Racoon dogs, Wolfdogs, Wolves, Coyotes, Hyenas, Tigers, Leopards, Jaguars, Pumas, Panthers, Lynxes, Cheetahs, Mountain lions, Bobcats and other undomesticated cats, Jackals, Dingoes, and Wild dogs.

Illegal Pets in North Carolina

The possession of illegal pets is regulated by cities and counties in North Carolina.

Illegal Pets in North Dakota

Ownership of Venomous reptiles, skunks and raccoons is prohibited in North Dakota.

Illegal Pets in Ohio

Some illegal pets in Ohio include but are not limited to Jaguars, Hyenas, Pure grey wolves, all Leopards, Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs, Lynxes, Cougars, Caracals, Serval Cats, Bears, Elephants, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Cape buffalo, African wild dogs, Komodo dragons, Crocodiles, Caimans, Alligators, Gharials, Nonhuman primates, Golden lions, Muriquis, Black-faced lions, and Cotton-top tamarins.

Illegal Pets in Oklahoma

Native bears and cats over fifty pounds are illegal to keep as pets in Oklahoma.

Illegal Pets in Oregon

Non-human primates, Crocodilians, Bears, Skunks, Nondomestic canines, and Nondomestic felines are banned as pets in Oregon

Illegal Pets in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania state does not specifically list dangerous animals that are prohibited to keep as pets.

Illegal Pets in Rhode Island

Some animals that are illegal to own in Rhode Island include Zebra mussels, American bullfrogs, Mute swans, Mudpuppies, Spiny water fleas, Fishhook water fleas, Asiatic clams, Snakeheads, Black carps, Round gobies, Tubenose gobies, Ruffes, Four-toed salamanders, Marbled salamanders, Eastern box turtles, Eastern musk turtles, Eastern painted turtles, Eastern snapping turtles, Northern diamond-backed terrapins, Spotted turtles, Wood turtles Snakes, American beavers, American minks, Big brown bats, Black bears, Bobcats, Common muskrats, Eastern chipmunks, Eastern cottontails, Eastern coyotes, Eastern gray squirrels, Moles, Red bats, Bats, Gray foxes, Hairy-tailed moles, Long-tailed weasels, Masked shrews, Meadow voles, Moose, New England cottontails, Northern short-tailed shrews, Porcupines, Raccoons, Red foxes, Red squirrels, River otters, Short-tailed weasels, Smoky shrews, Snowshoe hares, Southern bog lemmings, Southern flying squirrels, Southern red-backed voles, Star-nosed moles, Striped skunks, Virginia opossum, Water shrews, White-footed mice, White-tailed deer, Woodchucks, Woodland jumping mice, and Woodland voles.

Illegal Pets in South Carolina

Chimpanzees, Cheetahs, Gorillas, Leopards, Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, Snow leopards, Non-native bears, and Orangutans are illegal to keep as pets in South Carolina.

Illegal Pets in South Dakota

South Dakota prohibits Raccoon dogs and free-roaming animals from being kept as pets.

Illegal Pets in Tennessee

White-tailed deer, Black bears, Wild turkeys, Wild cats and dogs and other Class IV animals mot not be kept as pets in Tennessee.

Illegal Pets in Texas

In the state of Texas, it is illegal to keep Wolves, Bats, Diamondback terrapins, Indigenous birds, and Endangered species are not allowed to be kept as pets.

Illegal Pets in Utah

Utah bans many animals from being kept as pets including but not limited to Elks, Bison, Servals, Lynxes, Ocelots, Tigers, Lions, Cougars, Jaguars, Leopards, Cheetahs, Moose, Weasels, Pronghorn antelopes, Albert's squirrels, Prairie dogs, Rats, Ringtails, Cottontail and snowshoe rabbits, Skunks, Martens, Minks, Black-footed ferrets, Banded Gila monsters, Desert iguanas, Rattlesnakes, Coyotes, Wolves, Foxes, Jackals, African wild dogs, Bats, Bears, River otters, Badgers, Primates, Venomous fish, and Piranhas.

Illegal Pets in Vermont

Some animals that are illegal to own in the state of Vermont include Eurasian wild boars, Russian wild boars, Feral swine, Wild boars, Wild hogs, Wild swine, Feral pigs, Feral hogs, Old world swine, and Razorbacks.

Illegal Pets in Virginia

The state of Virginia does not specifically list dangerous animals that are illegal to keep as pets.

Illegal Pets in Washington

Washington state banned the following animals from being kept as pets: Bats, Skunks, Foxes, Raccoons, Coyotes, Bobcats, Lions, Tigers, Cougars, Jaguars, all Leopards, Cheetahs, Wolves, Bears, Hyenas, Rhinoceros, Non-human primates, Elephants, Elks, Snakes, Water monitors, Crocodile monitors, Crocodiles, Alligators, Caimans, and Gavials.

Illegal Pets in West Virginia

The following dangerous animals may not be kept as pets in West Virginia: All Leopards, Cheetahs, Lynxes, Hyenas, Cougars, Caracals, Bears, Gray wolves, Komodo dragons, African wild dogs, Elephants, Lions, Cape buffalos, Tigers, Hippopotamus, Rhinoceros, and Jaguars.

Illegal Pets in Wisconsin

No person may keep any of the following animals as a pet in Wisconsin: Cougars, Wild swine, Bears, Mute swans, Wild or native reptiles, Wolves, Wild or native amphibians, Nonnative wild ducks, geese, and swans.

Illegal Pets in Wyoming

It is illegal to keep the following animals as pets in Wyoming: Wolves, Black bears, Grizzly bears, Mountain lions, and Big or trophy game.


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