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 California Code Game & Fish Code Div. 3, Ch. 2 Importation, Transportation, and Sheltering of Restricted Live Wild Animals


BANS import, transport, possession and release of restricted species except under permit.  BANNED as pets.


California Code of Regulations Section 671. Importation, Transportation and Possession of Live Restricted Animals.


This section contains the very specific list of animals that are considered restricted species. 

PERMITS ISSUED:

  • Animal Care
    • animals owned before January 1992
  • Aquaculture
  • AZA
    • Must exhibit or breed
  • Breeding
  • Broker/Dealer
    • Resident/nonresident, buy, sell or transport
  • Exhibiting
    • Resident/nonresident commercial or educational at least half time
  • Native Species Exhibiting
    • Resident, native birds or mammals not releaseable for education
  • Nuisance Bird  Abatement
    • Using raptors
  • Research
    • University, college, government agency, scientific institution
  • Shelter Permits
    • Resident sanctuaries - Must demonstrate need
  • Single Event Breeding for Exhibitor
    • Resident - May be renewed if confirmed not successful
  • Fish
    • Retail, wholesale or import business


All except Animal Care, Aquaculture, AZA, Broker/Dealer, Fish or Research permits requires 2 years full-time hands on experience at an approved facility, 1 with requested species or family of species.  Mountain lions exempt if owned under a game breeder’s license before June 6, 1990.


Has care and handling requirements in 671.2 and caging requirements in 671.3. 


NEW: SB 1062 prohibits using bullhooks, ankus, baseball bat, axe handle or pitchfork for training or controlling elephants.  (Signed into law 8/29/2016).  


NATIVE SPECIES


14 California Code Div. 1, Ch. 5, Sec 674; California F & G Code 5000 – 5002, 5050


Protected native species: limited to conservation research or if lawfully imported.  BANS desert tortoises except those under a permit before May 7, 1973.  Other native reptiles that are propagated require a Native Reptile Propagation Permit except pet shops.  

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