Feline Conservation Federation


Nebraska Regulations on Wild and Exotic Felines

Game and Parks Commission
P.O. Box 30370
Lincoln, NE 68503

State Web Site: http://www.nebraska.gov/
Department Website: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/  

Short Summary: Private, non-commercial possession of wild felidae, including cross breeds with domestic cats is illegal. Only issues captive wildlife permits for the possession of felidae to municipal, state or federal zoos, parks, refuges, wildlife areas, government owned or operated nature center, bona fide circus, AZA or ZAA zoo, or anyone raising bobcat or Canada lynx for fur or producing stock for sale to persons engaged in fur farming.

In 2012, Nebraska removed the requirement for wild animals to be in semi-natural environments.