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Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:49 am

This is the official rule on wild and exotics in mississippi
https://www.animallaw.info/statute/ms-e ... ld-animals

Summary of Law: It is unlawful for a person to import or possess any wild animal classified inherently dangerous by law or regulation unless that person holds a permit or is exempted from holding a permit. Inherently dangerous animals include, but are"
(a) Order Primates: Family Pongidae (includes gibbons, orangutans, chimpanzees, siamangs, and gorillas) - all species; Family Cercopithecidae:Genus Macaca (macaques) - all species; Genus Papio (mandrills, drills, and baboons) - all species; Genus Theropithecus (gelada baboon);
(b) Order Carnivora:
Family Canidae: Genus Canis (wolves, jackals, and dingos; all species, including crosses between wolves and domestic animals); excluding coyote(Canis latrans); Chrysocyon brachyurus (maned wolf); Cuon alpinus (red dog or dhole); Lycaon pictus (African hunting dog);
Family Ursidae (bears) - all species;
Family Mustelidae - Gulo gulo (wolverine);
Family Hyaenidae (hyenas) - all species;
Family Felidae: Genus Leo or Panthera or Neofelis (lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards) - all species; Acinonyx jubatus (cheetah); Felis concolor (cougar) - all subspecies;
(c) Order Proboscidea: Family Elephantidae (elephants) - all species;
(d) Order Perissodactyla: Family Rhinocerotidae (rhinoceroses) all pecies;
(e) Order Artiodactyla: Family Hippopotamidae: Hippopotamus amphibius (hippopotamus);) Family Bovidae: Syncerus caffer (African buffalo).

However, there are no state requirements for private possession of small non-domesticated felines such as ocelots, servals, etc.

MISS. CODE ANN. §49-8-5 and §49-8-7

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