The 2020 survey revealed that there’s a total of 3,951 dangerous wild animals in Great Britain that are licensed to be owned by private owners.
While this is the number of licensed wild animals that are dangerous, there could be more that are kept without licenses and therefore don’t appear in the results.
The website says: “A total of 210 private addresses across 129 local authorities hold licences to keep dangerous wild animals such as lions, tigers, crocodilians and venomous reptiles!”
Attention all Bristolians! ❗
Next Monday 4th July our very special Born Free lions will take up residence in Bristol for three months! Come down from 8.30 am and don’t forget your camera phone as we have a very special competition to announce… 🦁
— Born Free Foundation (@BornFreeFDN) June 27, 2022
Born Free Foundation has an interactive map, making it easier to see where these dangerous wild animals are kept.
The website can be used to search for the animals that are kept across the UK and it’s broken down by counties and local authorities.
Dangerous wild animals kept in Stroud
Here’s a list of all the dangerous wild animals that are licensed to be kept privately in Stroud.
King cobra – 4
Otter – 1
You can find the interactive map and more information via the Born Free Foundation website.