Feline Conservation Federation


Alaska Regulations on Wild and Exotic Felines

Department of Fish and Game
P.O. Box 25526
Juneau, AK 99802

State Web Site: http://alaska.gov/
Department Web Site: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov

Short Summary: Does not allow private ownership of wild felines other than domestic hybrids that are four or more generations removed that are registered with a pedigree showing such lineage and for which a permit is obtained. Only issues permits for farming of lynx or scientific or educational use of animals. The policy for Scientific and Educational Permits requires applicants to demonstrate a significant benefit to the state and produce a substantial study plan identifying the purpose and need of their study in addition to specific objectives and procedures.

Issues permits for the temporary commercial use by circuses, traveling animal shows, film productions and similar purposes for up to 120 days.  A surety deposit of $500 is required which is forfeited if the animals are not removed by the permit expiration date.