The Council regulates the keeping of certain species of wild
animals is controlled by the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.
Anyone wishing to keep dangerous animals require as licence to do
Prior to granting the licence the Council will carry out a
series of checks to ensure accommodation and safeguards are
suitable. Once a licence as been issued the owner is subject to
periodic inspections and an annual review to ensure that standards
are being maintained.
A fee is applicable to the licences, period of which begins on
1st January and expires on the 31st December of the year to which
the licence relates. Licences must be renewed before that date if
person wishes to continue to keep dangerous animals.