(A)   Definition. For the purpose of this section, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      DANGEROUS ANIMAL. Any wild mammal, reptile, or fowl which is not naturally tame or gentle, but is of a wild nature or disposition, and which because of its size, vicious nature, or other characteristics would constitute a danger to human life or property if it escaped from secure quarters. DANGEROUS ANIMAL also includes any domestic reptile or fowl which because of its size or vicious propensity or other characteristic would constitute a danger to human life or property if it escaped from secure quarters.
   (B)   Prohibited animals. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, maintain, or have in his or her possession or under his or her control within the city any of the following animals.
      (1)   Any animal which has been declared to be protected or endangered by the U.S. Department of Interior or the Ohio Revised Code.
      (2)   All poisonous animals, including rear-fang snakes.
      (3)   Badgers (mellinae).
      (4)   Bears (ursidae).
      (5)   Beavers (castoridae).
      (6)   Canids, that is: wolves, foxes, coyotes, jackals, dingo, raccoon dogs.
      (7)   Civet (viverrines).
      (8)   Civet or raccoon dog (nycterevtes procyonoides).
      (9)   Constrictor snakes.
      (10)   Crocodilians, that is: alligators, crocodiles, caimans, gavials.
      (11)   Eagles, hawks, owls (falconiformes).
      (12)   Edentata, that is: anteaters, tamanduas, sloths, armadillos.
      (13)   Emus (casuariiformes).
      (14)   Felids, that is: lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, pumas, lynx, ocelots.
      (15)   Game cocks and other fighting birds.
      (16)   Hyenidae (hyenas).
      (17)   Marsupials, that is: opossums, tasmanian wolf, kangaroos, koalas, wombats.
      (18)   Muskrats (ondatra).
      (19)   Ostriches (struthio).
      (20)   Porcupine (hystricomorpha).
      (21)   Primates (non-human), that is: apes, monkeys, baboons, chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas, orangutans, siamangs.
      (22)   Procuonids, that is: raccoons, coatis, kinkajous, ring-tailed cats, pandas.
      (23)   Rheas (rheiformes).
      (24)   Skunks (mephitinae).
      (25)   Squirrels (sciuridae).
      (26)   Sharks (chondrichthyes).
      (27)   Swine (suidae).
      (28)   Ungulates, that is: elephants, zebra, tapirs, rhinoceroses, camel, lama, caribou, antelope, bison, reindeer, deer, giraffe, hippopotamus, wild boar, gazelle, gnu.
      (29)   Water buffalo (bubalus).
      (30)   Wart hogs (phacocherus aethiopicus).
      (31)   Weasels.
      (32)   Wolverines (gulo gulo).
      (33)   Woodchucks (marmota monas).
      (34)   Any other dangerous animal.
(1980 Code, § 90.15) (Ord. 4386, passed 12-19-1983) Penalty, see § 90.99