Can You Own A Giraffe In Oregon?

Though giraffe are not on the list of prohibited species in Oregon, the state ceased issuing permits to own any exotic species in 2011.

Existing permits are good until the animal dies or is sold, then that’s it.

Can you legally own a giraffe?

Giraffes. Finally, there are nine states (Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Virginia, and Nebraska) where there is a partial ban on exotic animals, which means a giraffe would be illegal. In the remaining 20 states, owning an exotic animal is totally illegal.

What pets are illegal in Wisconsin?

The bill would ban the ownership, breeding and sale of “dangerous” exotics, including nonnative big cats, nonnative bears, apes and crocodilians. Wisconsin is one of five states that currently does not have a ban on keeping exotic pets.

Examples of Prohibited Animals
IowaWolf, hyena, leopard, bear, primate, crocodile, cobra, python
KansasLion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, bear, non-native venomous snake (exceptions apply)
Kentucky“Inherently dangerous exotic animals”: primate, tiger, lion, bear, alligator, honey badger (except those owned prior to 7/13/2005)

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This North Carolina regulation states that person must obtain a permit from the State Veterinarian before importing any of the following animals into this State: skunk; fox; raccoon; ringtail; bobcat (includes lynx and other North and South American felines as cougars, jaguars, etc.); coyote; marten; brushtail Possum (