y Chris Draper, of Born Free, said: "While we are relieved that this incident apparently ended without injury to visitors or to the gorilla, it is yet another startling reminder of the risks associated with maintaining dangerous wild animals
A spokeswoman said: "We are deeply concerned about the number of exotic animals, including dangerous wild animals
, now being kept as pets.
She added: "Licences for exotic animals classed as Dangerous Wild Animals
- such as cobras, ostriches and caiman crocodiles - are granted by local authorities and the details are held locally.
Rebecca and Joseph had to obtain a Dangerous Wild Animals
Licence to keep the camels and also have a licence to allow them to perform.
Last Memorial Day weekend, I went to a failing animal sanctuary in New York State to move about 20 dangerous wild animals
to new homes across the country.
This may be due, in part, to the 2007 modification of the Dangerous Wild Animal
Act (1976), which removed some exotic animals from the list of animals requiring a license if kept as a pet (Dangerous Wild Animals
Act 1976 Modification, 2007).
Though the photos may be cute and the animals may look sweet and fluffy, they are dangerous wild animals
capable of serious violence, and the public should not be permitted to come into such close contact with them," Rosenthal said in a statement to the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
The goal is to explore the Island and to find as many treasures as possible while avoiding dangerous wild animals
and exchanging items with natives.
One of the most common theories for the presence alleged "wild alien cats" is that they are the descendants of animals released from captivity when the Dangerous Wild Animals
Act of 1976 came into force, which made it illegal to keep untamed cats.
Mark said: "When the 1976 Dangerous Wild Animals
Act came into force, a lot of privately owned big cats were released into the wild by people who couldn't meet the conditions of the act, and we know this because some of the people who released them have admitted it to us.
The law also differentiates between permits for dangerous wild animals
and restricted snakes.
They grew up with barbed wire fencing to keep dangerous farm animals in and more dangerous wild animals