Can you own a caracal in North Carolina?

The claws of a pet caracal

Yes, you can own a caracal in North Carolina but you’ll need permit to import this medium-sized wild cat. The North Carolina law on this is limited and sparse. It is strange and also, in my honest opinion, poorly drafted. Here it is the relevant extract as I see it: EXOTIC ANIMALS There are …

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Is it legal to own a caracal or other small wild cat in Illinois?

Pet caracal

This is about individual residents and citizens of Illinois wishing to purchase a caracal and legally owning that animal. I am compelled to say that my research on this topic was extremely disappointing. I thought I would cut to the chase and simply telephone the Illinois State Wildlife Service and ask them the simple …

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