You need a licence to keep some animals considered to be wild, dangerous or exotic.
Apply to your local council for a licence to keep a wild animal.
You need a licence to keep some animals, eg:
- wild cats
- wild dogs, eg wolves
- certain pigs, eg wild boar
See the full list of animals you need a licence for.
Hybrid or cross-bred animals may need a licence, depending on how far removed the animal is from its wild ancestor. If you’re not sure, ask your local council.