Quick Answer: Can You Legally Buy A Lion?

But owning your own lion — or tiger, or leopard — is pretty difficult to achieve when you live in the U.S.

Twenty-one states in the U.S.

ban all dangerous exotic pets.

The previously mentioned five states –Nevada, Wisconsin, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina — don’t require a permit.

How much is it to buy a lion?

Prices for lions range from 5,000 USD for an adolescent lioness, to a whooping 140,000 USD for a rare white lion cub. Keep in mind also that the setup cost for owning a lion is over $100,000.00 and the annual care is over $10,000.00.

How can I buy a lion?

Lions can be purchased at exotic animal auctions or from private breeders. Before you buy one, check your city and state regulations on lions. You may have to acquire permits to house one.

One of the appendices of CITES states that lions are not allowed to be imported. But the Sindh High Court (SHC) order is only applicable in the province of Sindh and it is thus up to each of the provinces to come up with their own legislation in light of CITES.”

Can u train a lion?

Lion taming is the taming and training of lions, either for protection or for use in entertainment, such as the circus. The term often applies to the taming and display of lions and other big cats such as tigers, leopards, jaguars, black panthers, cheetahs, and cougars.

How much does a liger cost?

If you think these figures are high, just try and cut corners and see how huge your medical and subsequent bills will be. Exotic cats range in price from a $900.00 Bobcat to a $2,500.00 tiger cub. Most of the mid size cats, like Servals and Caracals cost $1500.00 to $2200.00 and Ocelots can run as high as $15,000.00.

How much is a zebra?

How much will a zebra set you back? There are a handful of breeders around the country offering Plains zebras for $3,000 to $7,000, depending on their age and condition. (It’s illegal to trade in the other species, which are endangered, unless you own a zoo or wildlife sanctuary.)