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British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

Zoo Licensing Act 1981


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.