A person shall not own, possess or breed a dangerous wild animal.
5. a. “Dangerous wild animal” means any of the following:
(1) A member of the family canidae of the order carnivora, including but not limited to wolves, coyotes, and jackals. However, a dangerous wild animal does not include a domestic dog.
(2) A member of the family hyaenidae of the order of carnivora, including but not limited to hyenas.
(3) A member of the family felidae of the order carnivora, including but not limited to lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, cheetahs, ocelots, and servals. However, a dangerous wild animal does not include a domestic cat.
(4) A member of the family ursidae of the order carnivora, including bears and pandas.
(5) A member of the family rhinocero tidae order perissodactyla, which is a rhinoceros.
(6) A member of the order proboscidea, which are any species of elephant.
(7) A member of the order of primates other than humans, and including the following families: callitrichiadae, cebidae, cercopithecidae, cheirogaleidae, daubentoniidae, galagonidae, hominidae, hylobatidae, indridae, lemuridae, loridae, megaladapidae, or tarsiidae. A member includes but is not limited to marmosets, tamarins, monkeys, lemurs, galagos, bushbabies, great apes, gibbons, lesser apes, indris, sifakas, and tarsiers.
(8) A member of the order crocodilia, including but not limited to alligators, caimans, crocodiles, and gharials.
(9) A member of the family varanidae of the order squamata, which are limited to water monitors and crocodile monitors.
(10) A member of the order squamata which is any of the following:
(a) A member of the family varanidae, which are limited to water monitors and crocodile monitors.
(b) A member of the family atractaspidae, including but not limited to mole vipers and burrowing asps.
(c) A member of the family helodermatidae, including but not limited to beaded lizards and gila monsters.
(d) A member of the family elapidae, voperidae, crotalidae, atractaspidae, or hydrophidae which are venomous, including but not limited to cobras, mambas, coral snakes, kraits, adders, vipers, rattlesnakes, copperheads, pit vipers, keelbacks, cottonmouths, and sea snakes.
(e) A member of the superfamily henophidia, which are limited to reticulated pythons, anacondas, and African rock pythons.
(11) Swine which is a member of the species sus scrofa linnaeus, including but not limited to swine commonly known as Russian boar or European boar of either sex.
b. “Dangerous wild animal” includes an animal which is the offspring of an animal provided in paragraph “a”, and another animal provided in that paragraph or any other animal. It also includes animals which are the offspring of each subsequent generation. However, a dangerous wild animal does not include the offspring of a domestic dog and a wolf, or the offspring from each subsequent generation in which at least one parent is a domestic dog.
717F.3 no dangerous animal may be brought into or through the state.
IOWA CODE ANN §717F.1-.13
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20. A person who keeps a dangerous wild animal pursuant to all of the following conditions:
a. The person is licensed by the United States department of agriculture as provided in 9 C.F.R. ch. I.
b. The person is registered by the department of agriculture and land stewardship. Upon a complaint filed with the department of agriculture and land stewardship, the department may inspect the premises or investigate the practices of the registered person and suspend or revoke the registration for the same causes and in the same manner as provided in section 162.12.
It also exempts is kept as an agricultural animal so if you sell the fur or urine it exempts you from the dangerous wild animal chapter then you would be subject to the fur-bearing rule at the bottom with red or gray foxes.
7. A person who has been issued a wildlife rehabilitation permit by the department of natural resources pursuant to section 481A.65.
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You can not keep animals from the wild only rehab and release but long as you have papers proving your "dangerous animal" came from a breeder and is not wild then you can keep it under this exemption as you have the license that exempts you but the animal is not governed by it since from a breeder.(Thanks the The_Unstable for talking to the DNR and State vet to get this info, cleared up).
WILDLIFE, you need a game breeder permit for wild life like fur-bearers, does not apply to domesticated fur animals, however fox are still banned under the first law as it is newer and bans all canidae, unless you use them for agriculture so sell products from them as the below does exempt domesticated foxes. You will need a game breeders permit.
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20. Fur-bearing animals means the following which are declared to be fur-bearing animals for the purpose of regulation and protection under the Code: beaver, badger, mink, otter, muskrat, raccoon, skunk, opossum, spotted skunk or civet cat, weasel, coyote, bobcat, wolf, groundhog, red fox, and gray fox. This chapter does not apply to domesticated fur-bearing animals.
36. Wild animal means a wild mammal, bird, fish, amphibian, reptile, or other wildlife found in this state, whether game or nongame, migratory or nonmigratory, the ownership and title to which is claimed by this state.
37. Wild mammal means a member of the class Mammalia.
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Illegal to posses wildlife
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1. Except as otherwise provided by law, a licensed game breeder whose original stock is obtained from a lawful source may possess any game bird, game animal, or fur-bearing animal, or any of their parts. Possession and use of the game birds, game animals, or fur-bearing animals obtained from a licensed game breeder are lawful.
2. Fur-bearing animals shall not be acquired for breeding or propagating purposes from any source unless they have been pen-raised for at least two successive generations.
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