|Title||Alternate Citation||Agency Citation||Summary||Type|
|CT - Exotic - Sec. 26-55-6. Importation, possession or liberation of wild birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates||CT ADC § 26-55-6||Regs. Conn. State Agencies § 26-55-6||
This new Connecticut regulation (effective March 1, 2012) places restrictions on who may import or possess certain categories of wild animals in the state. The regulation puts wild animals into one of four categories: Category One, Two, Three, or Four Wild Animals. With regard to Great Apes, a member within the family Hominidae (including, but not limited to, gorilla, chimpanzee and orangutan) is a Category One Animal. No person, except a municipal park, zoo, public nonprofit aquarium, nature center,museum, exhibitor licensed or registered with the United States Department of Agriculture, laboratory registered with the United States Department of Agriculture, or research facility registered with the United States Department of Agriculture, shall import or possess any Category One Wild Animal.
|CT - Exotic Animals - Sec. 26-54-1. Wildlife pen specifications||CT ADC § 26-54-1, CT ADC § 26-55-2||Regs. Conn. State Agencies § 26-54-1; Regs. Conn. State Agencies § 26-55-2||
Connecticut regulation 26-54-1 gives the wildlife pen specifications for any bird or quadruped possessed under the provisions of section 26-54 or 26-55 of the General Statutes. In addition, Sec. 26-55-6 replaced 26-55-2 in 2012 (the rule on quadruped importation). Sec. 22-55-6 now divides animals into Categories 1 - 4 based on the dangerousness of the animal to people, whether it is an endangered or threatened species, and even the risk it poses to and the native environment. The rule then states that no person except certain entities like zoos, museums, USDA licensed exhibitors, and research facilities may possess Category One Wild Animals. Restrictions are also imposed on other categories of animals. The rule also details the grandfathering process for owning a primate that weighs less than 35 lbs.
|CT- Pet Shops - Sec. 22-344-21a. Prohibited sales||CT ADC § 22-344-21a||Regs. Conn. State Agencies § 22-344-21a||
This Connecticut regulation lists the animals of which the exhibition, sale or offer for sale by a pet shop is prohibited.