Quick Answer: What Animals Are Illegal To Own In Ohio?

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Lion

Tiger

Bear

Elephant

Monkey

Rhinoceros

Alligators

What species am I allowed to own in Ohio? Marmosets, capuchins, lemurs, and squirrel monkeys.

Can You Have a Possum as a Pet? It’s illegal to keep them without a wildlife rehabilitation permit, though, and once they’re old enough to survive on their own, healthy possums can, and should, be released. They’re wild animals who don’t fare well often in captivity.

In Ohio — one of several U.S. states with no restrictions on the ownership of exotic animals — “it’s easier to buy a lion or a tiger than it is a pit bull,” says Joan Schaffner, an expert in animal law at George Washington University. The tragedy in Ohio won’t change that.

Can you own a racoon in Ohio?

The New Law

Ohio used to only require permits for native species such as raccoons and skunks but as of September 5th, 2012, the state now prohibits: Auction sales of dangerous wild animals and venomous snakes (You shouldn’t be able to get these animals at the Mt.