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(a) It shall be unlawful and a violation of this Chapter for any person to possess or maintain within the City the following animals:
(1) All animals, including snakes and spiders, whose bite or venom, is poisonous or deadly to humans.
(2) Apes: Chimpanzees (Pan); gibbons (Hylobates); gorillas (Gorlilla); orangutans (Pongo); and siamangs (Symphalangus).
(3) Baboons (Papoi, Mandrillus).
(4) Bears (Ursidae).
(5) Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus).
(6) Crocodilians (Crocodilus), and alligators.
(7) Constrictor snakes, or other poisonous reptiles.
(8) Coyotes (Canis latrans).
(9) Elephants (Elephas and Loxondonta).
(10) Gamecocks and other fighting birds.
(11) Hyenas (Hyaenidae).
(12) Jaguars (Panthera onca).
(13) Leopards (Panthera pardus).
(14) Lions (Panthera leo).
(15) Lynxes (Lynx).
(16) Ostriches (Sruthio).
(17) Pumas (Felis concolor); also known as cougars, mountains lions and panthers.
(18) Wolves (Canis lupus).
(19) Wolf hybrids.
(20) Raccoons (Procyon lotor).
(21) Skunks (Genus Mephitis).
(22) Tigers (Felis tigris).
(b) The prohibitions above shall not apply to pet shops licensed by the state department of agriculture, zoological gardens licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and accredited by the American Association for the accreditation of zoological parks and gardens, and circuses licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture if:
(1) Their location conforms to the provision of the zoning chapter of the City Code.
(2) All animals and animal quarters are kept in a clean and sanitary condition and so maintained as to eliminate objectionable odors.
(3) Animals are maintained in quarters so constructed as to prevent their escape, and so as to humanely provide for their biological and social needs.
(4) No person lives or resides within one hundred feet of the quarters in which the animals are kept.
(c) The prohibitions above shall not apply to any person who is in possession of an injured animal listed in this section under a valid caregiver's permit issued by the state department of natural resources.
(Ord. 491. Passed 2-7-12.)