Feline Conservation Federation

New Mexico

New Mexico Regulations for Wild and Exotic Felines

Department of Game and Fish
P.O. Box 25112
Santa Fe, NM 87504
505-827-7897

State Web Site: http://www.newmexico.gov/
Department Website: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/ 

Short Summary: In 2009, New Mexico passed new importation rules.  All felines other than hybrids are considered Group IV and are limited to scientific studies, restoration and recovery plans, zoos, temporary events/entertainment, service animals or for a qualified expert only. 
Issues zoo, Class A Parks, and scientific study permits. 

 An additional Class A Parks License is required if facility is over 3200 acres.  Has caging and record requirements.