POLL: Should people be allowed to keep exotic wild animals as pets?
An investigation has revealed lions, wolves and deadly venomous snakes are among hundreds of animals being kept as pets in the UK.
Should they be allowed? Take part in our poll hereDangerous wild animals (DWA) licences are granted by councils to allow people to keep undomesticated animals as pets, providing they have the requisite safety measures at their home and pay a small fee.
Among the animals licencesed to private individuals in the North East are 40 bison, a capuchin monkey, a zebra, and an Asian leopard cat.