Feline Conservation Federation

New Jersey

New Jersey Regulations on Wild and Exotic Felines

Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife
P.O. Box 430
Trenton, NJ 08625

State Web Site: http://www.state.nj.us/
Department Website: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ 

Short Summary: Does not issue permits for potentially dangerous species (All felids) for pet or hobby purposes.

Possession of potentially dangerous species must be for scientific holding, animal exhibitor, zoological holding, animal theatrical or propagation and sales (animal dealer).

Application asks for education and background information, demonstration of a working knowledge of the species, the stated purpose and intent, description of housing and caging plans.

Endangered specie possession permits will not be issued for the purpose of propagation by amateurs. A scientific institution, zoological society or similar organization must sponsor the possession of any endangered species.