The 2020 survey found there are a total of 3,951 dangerous wild animals in Britain that are permitted to be owned by private owners.
Although this is the number of authorized wild animals that are dangerous, there could be more that are kept without a permit and therefore do not appear in the results.
The website states: “A total of 210 private addresses across 129 local authorities hold licenses to keep dangerous wildlife such as lions, tigers, crocodilians and poisonous reptiles!”
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— Born Free Foundation (@BornFreeFDN) June 27, 2022
Born Free Foundation has an interactive map, making it easier to see where these dangerous wild animals are kept.
The website can be used to search for animals that are kept across the UK and it is broken down by counties and local authorities.
Dangerous wild animals kept in Bristol
Here is a list of all dangerous wild animals allowed to be kept privately in Bristol.
Dwarf Caiman – 1
Monokeyed Cobra – 1
Spectacled Cobra – 1
You can find the interactive map and more information via the Born Free Foundation website.