Can You Legally Own An Alligator?

Is it illegal to have an alligator as a pet?

Owning an alligator is legal in some states, though.

According to Born Free USA, a national animal advocacy nonprofit, five states have no license or permit requirements regulating the ownership of exotic pets.

The group includes Alabama, Nevada, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

Flickr/Anna Panáková It’s amazing the number of animals, including the alligator, you can legally own with a permit in Florida. Alligators are incredibly dangerous, prone to attacking and are capable of causing death and serious injury when provoked.

How much is it to buy an alligator?

The current prices for alligators are $20 per foot for a 9-foot or longer gator, $17 for 8 feet, $13-$15 for 7 feet and $13-$14 for 6 feet, according to local hunters and processors. “The prices are about 30 percent down from last year,” Greenwood Gator Farms and Tours owner Tim Domangue said.

Do you need a license to own a crocodile?

Persons possessing restricted wildlife must obtain a wildlife holding license to lawfully possess the animal. Restricted live wildlife includes, but is not limited to the following species: all species of Carnivora (canines, felines, excluding domestic); alligators, crocodiles, cobras, vipers, etc.

Do Caimans attack humans?

Attacks by caimans are not common. There are nu- merous reports of caimans inflicting human injuries, including fatalities, in the Amazon region. 8 However, there are no quantitative data to reinforce the idea that attacks may be common in high density areas of caimans and humans.

Can a alligator be tamed?

In the wild most alligators would flee if acting like a log doesn’t seem to work, unless people give them food. That is when they become dangerous. Domesticated, no, but most experts would agree alligators are pretty calm around people and usually pose little threat intentionally.

Some are in aquariums, circuses, theme parks and zoos, others live caged at private homes. But few federal laws protect these animals, who may be forced to perform or kept confined in small cages with little to keep their minds occupied and bodies well. Most states have no laws governing captive wild animals.

How much is a wild animal license?

How much does a DWA licence cost? The fee for a dangerous wild animal licence is £320, you are also responsible for the cost of a veterinary inspection, this is usually between £150 – £400 depending on the size of your operation.

How much do lemurs cost?

Lemurs are expensive

Here at the Duke Lemur Center, the health and general welfare of one lemur can cost upwards of $200,000 over its lifespan—and we get to buy food in bulk.