This guidance document has been published to help local authorities carry out their duties.
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The licensing and inspection of zoos is a matter for local authorities.
The guide brings together guidance and advice which had previously been published by the Zoos Forum. It also updates and replaces other parts of Circular 02/2003 which had become out-of-date. The document comes into effect on 1 November 2012.