Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 6 months ago

Are pet hippos legal in the US?

i want to get one. we have an exotic pet tiger and pet dog so we know how to train pets exotic ones and i want to get another one a hippo bc their cute

13 Answers

Relevance
  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    only if youre going to live in the zoo

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • D g
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes pooper scooper laws apply to them too

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    you may need a zoo license

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • 6 months ago

    Hippos aren't legal to posess anywhere- they are endangered species like the Rhino.

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • 6 months ago

    Apart from endangered species and import restrictions subject to federal laws, ownership of animals is a state-level issue. Each state has its own laws and restrictions. You would have to look at the law for the particular state.

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • 6 months ago

    Hippos are the most dangerous animal for human beings.

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • 6 months ago

    Maybe in just a few states, and then you would need permits and show you have proper requirements and provisions to keep.

    They are semi aquatic, what you have for a huge pond for one?

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • Newton
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Probably. Many states do not have laws against keeping wild animals. You need to figure out whether the state you live in is one of those.

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    A hippopotamus is not cute pet it's one of the most dangerous animals on the face of planet Earth and it consumes a great amount of food.

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Only for zoos. Hippos are not allowed as domesticated pets. They eat up to 150 pounds of food per day.

    • Log in to reply to the answers
Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.