It is lawful to possess a big cat in Wyoming with a permit. To qualify for a permit, applicants must consent to full liability costs associated with importing or possessing a big cat. Permit applicants must disclose all animals to be possessed, the purpose for which the animal will be kept, and a detailed description of the facility. Permit holders must consent to facility inspections to ensure adequate enclosures protecting the animal and the public. For example, facilities must provide sufficient space for the normal development and physical behavior of the animal, proper lighting and ventilation, enclosures to allow for proper cleaning of facilities while minimizing stress to the animals, adequate parasite and pest control, clean water, appropriate bedding materials, and clean and sanitary conditions generally. Of note is an exception mandating that no permit shall issue for the ownership of mountain lions.