Exotic Animal Laws by U.S. State Mapped
Every U.S. state has exotic or wild animals laws defining if a species is allowed, forbidden, or needs specific permission. You can have a pet crocodile, python, or emu in some states, while others have banned pet rabbits or hamsters. Some U.S. states are more permissive than others. Find out what your state’s wild or exotic animal laws are, and before you take an animal to your home, examine with your local jurisdiction to make sure the rules haven’t been altered.
There are about 4 thousand tigers left in the wild, but specialists state there are more than that in captivity in the United Sties alone, even though many states have strict restrictions on keeping these animals in captivity. The map below created by Tech Insider shows U.S. states where people can legally own big cats.