Idaho permits private possession of big cats with a permit. Under Idaho Law, caracals, cheetahs, geoffroy’s cats, jaguars, leopards, lions, margays, ocelot, servals, and tigers are classified as deleterious exotic animals. As such, ownership is lawful only with a Possession Permit. The permit requires descriptions of the facility and confinement areas in which the cat will be held, written statements about the owner’s experience and training, a recapture plan, certification from a veterinarian of sterilization or reproduction prevention, and consent to inspection of facilities and animal. Traveling exhibitions, like transient circuses, must obtain a Temporary Exhibitor Permit to possess a big cat for up to than thirty days.