New Mexico Regulations for Wild and Exotic Felines
Department of Game and Fish
P.O. Box 25112
Santa Fe, NM 87504
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.