Instead, he will spend the rest of his days at the Born Free USA sanctuary in Texas, where he quickly took advantage of his new space, seeming to jump his days with a feather in his athletic little body as he rushes on ropes, climbs ladders and plays on platforms. There are my dreams of owning a liger and a monkey. Illinois does not have a statewide permit or registration program to monitor the number and location of captive monkeys in the state or to ensure that these animals are imported, possessed, or transferred with the required federal permits. As a result, it is difficult to measure the actual number of monkeys currently living in the state, whether legal or not. The state local registration requirement for pet monkeys allows county and local governments to monitor the presence of these animals within their jurisdiction, but does not apply to monkeys that belong to all other purposes. Permits are required for the importation of legal pets listed in Section 4-71-6.5 of the Hawaii Bylaws. These animals are subject to quarantine rules before being legally distributed to their owners. (2) This section does not prohibit a person with a permanent disability and a severely disabled person from owning a single capuchin monkey to assist the person with daily tasks if, Ohio residents may not have more than four species of collection reptiles or wild collector`s native amphibians. Service spider monkeys are allowed. If you live in a state where pet monkeys are legal or restricted with proper permits, it`s important to understand that monkeys are wild animals, no matter how tame they may seem. Other restrictions include the type of habitat, enclosure, and environment you can provide for your pet monkey, with minimum requirements for acreage and space for a healthy and thriving pet monkey. As of 2012, 17 states have no restrictions on residents practicing the art of monkey herding. However, animal welfare groups and others are trying to get more states to pass laws banning monkeys as pets.
Currently, the states of Washington, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Alabama, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina have no restrictions on keeping monkeys as pets. In 2012, however, a bill was pending to restrict monkey farming in Washington State, North Carolina and South Carolina. Vervet monkeys like Willis — who has large brown eyes, a long tail and a thin body covered in black and brown hair — are native to Africa. It`s hard to know where Willis, who experts estimate is two or 3 years old, began his young life. If an animal is not prohibited or does not require a permit, it may be kept as a pet. However, no person may own more than 6 animals of any kind and not more than 25 wild animals at a time. Coatimundi bred in captivity can be kept as pets, but proof of legal acquisition is required. No county west of the Pecos River with a population of less than 25,000 requires a permit.
Maybe you`ve always wanted to own a pet monkey, or you`re wondering if it`s legal for your neighbor to have that cougar in their yard. Luckily for your curiosity, every state has exotic animal laws that allow, restrict, or prohibit the ownership of certain animal species. The following article describes some of these state laws in more detail. In Illinois, it is illegal for an individual to own, breed or sell a monkey. State law (720 ILCS 5/48-10/Public Act 97-1108) also prohibits the possession of “dangerous animals” such as lions, bobcats and poisonous snakes. Some states also require a minimum age to adopt a monkey or have a certain number of volunteer hours that work with monkeys to qualify to keep a monkey as a pet. Permits are required for the importation, transportation and possession of illegally possessed wildlife. (A) the capuchin monkey was acquired and trained by a non-profit organisation registered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 1986, whose tax status as a charity was obtained on the basis of a mission to improve the quality of life of persons with reduced mobility; and “Willis, the monkey, fell through the cracks,” Rush said in a statement. “While I`m grateful that Willis the Monkey is now safe and in the care of a sanctuary, this story could have ended very differently – and dangerous situations like this are unfortunately all too common.