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It all depends on the state you live in. They each have different laws regarding ownership of extotics. They do require A LOT of work. Visit my site for more info on proper care of pet primates. http://www.petmonkeyinfo.com
19 States have no requirement regarding private possession of nonhuman primates
13 states require a permit for possession of nonhuman primates
10 states ban private possession of nonhuman primates
5 states have partial bans (they ban certain species, and no requirements for others)
2 states have partial bans, and require permit for others (they ban certain species, and require permits for others)
2 state requires being bonded for private possession of nonhuman primates
States with No Requirements
Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri (Illegal in St. Louis), Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
States Which Ban Private Possession of Primates
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire (require a permit if are from out of state and passing through), New Mexico, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming
States Which Require a Permit
Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York (illegal in New York City), Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota
States Which Have Partial Bans
Alaska, Arizona, Indiana, Mississippi, Tennessee
States Which Ban Some Species, and Require Permits for Others
States Which Require Getting Bonded
Hawaii, and Arizona
*** I believe the laws in Maryland have changed as of 2007
NONE, not legal anywhere thank God. Lemurs are prosimians which is one step down from a primate which is what you and I are. They are also nocournal and require specialized diets and habitats, and good luck finding a vet that knows anything about them.
Please find some other way to be "different and cool" that does not involve a living, breathing, feeling thing.
none. Go build you a tent in the jungle and have all the lemurs you want!
You can check here to see if lemurs are legal in your state, but they really do not make good pets: http://www.api4animals.org/b4a2_exotic_animals_summary.php
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