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In which states is it legal to own a lemur?


  1. Eileen P says:

    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.

    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
    Florida, Texas

    States Which Require Getting Bonded
    Hawaii, and Arizona

    *** I believe the laws in Maryland have changed as of 2007

  2. 1024 says:

    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.

  3. Sophie says:

    none. Go build you a tent in the jungle and have all the lemurs you want!

  4. margecutter says:

    You can check here to see if lemurs are legal in your state, but they really do not make good pets:

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