Under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981, a licence is required to allow the public to view wild animals "with or without charge for admission,
on more than seven days in any period of 12 consecutive months".
Such a licence is obtainable from the Local Authority and any establishment will be subject to inspection by a member (or members) of
the Secretary of State's Inspectorate.
The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (as amended) states that if any animal Scheduled under this Act is kept then a licence from the
Local Authority is required.