Illinois

Summary: 

Illinois prohibits private possession of big cats. It is unlawful to possess any dangerous animal and Illinois law classifies lions, tigers, leopards, ocelots, jaguars, cheetahs, mountain lions, lynx, and bobcats as dangerous animals. Some institutions are exempt from this prohibition and may possess big cats, including zoos, federally licensed exhibits, circuses, colleges or universities, scientific institutions, research laboratories, veterinary hospitals, and refuges.

Classification: 
Ban
Color: 
gray