Department of Agriculture - Dangerous Wild Animals - Nonhuman primates.


Published: 2019-10-21

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This rule applies exclusively to the species listed as dangerous wild animals in divisions (C)(19) to (C)(20) of section 935.01 of the Revised Code.

(A) Each primary enclosure shall have multiple elevated platforms that shall accommodate all animals in the enclosure simultaneously.

(B) Each primary enclosure shall have a visual barrier that provides a retreat area for the animal.

(C) A primary enclosure that is within a solid secondary enclosure is not required to have a shelter as defined in paragraph (F) of rule 901:1-4-01 of the Administrative Code.

(D) A primary enclosure housing the species described in paragraphs (I) to (L) of this rule is not required to have a shift cage or safety entrance as set forth in rule 901:1-4-01.1 of the Administrative Code.

(E) Permit holders possessing more than one of the animals regulated under this rule shall house them in stable pairs or groups of compatible individuals; except where single housing is justified based on social incompatibility resulting from inappropriate behavior or veterinary concerns regarding animal well-being.

(F) Sub-family cercopithecinae; common names: guenons, vervets, baboons, macaques; sub-family colobinae; common names: colobuses, langurs, proboscis monkeys; family hylobatidae; common names: gibbons, siamangs.

(1) The primary enclosure shall be constructed of at least nine gauge wire mesh or its equivalent.

(2) The primary enclosure shall be a minimum of one hundred square feet with a roof, and have eight feet of useable climbing vertical height. For each additional animal the primary enclosure shall be increased by twenty five square feet.

(3) Fencing may be on either side of the vertical posts.

(G) Sub-family homininae; common names: chimpanzees, bonobos; sub-family ponginae; common name: orangutans.

(1) The primary enclosure shall be constructed of steel bars, two inch diameter galvanized pipe, six gauge diameter chain link, masonry block or their equivalent.

(2) The primary enclosure shall be a minimum of three hundred square feet with a roof, and have eight feet of useable climbing vertical height. For each additional animal the primary enclosure shall be increased by seventy five square feet.

(H) Sub-family gorillinae; common name: gorilla

(1) The primary enclosure shall be constructed of steel bars, two inch diameter galvanized pipe, six gauge diameter chain link, masonry block or their equivalent.

(2) The primary enclosure shall be a minimum of four hundred square feet with a roof, and have eight feet of useable climbing vertical height. For each additional animal the primary enclosure shall be increased by seventy five square feet.

(I) Family callitrichidae; common names: golden lion, black faced lion, golden-rumped lion, cotton top, emperor, saddleback, black mantled, and geoffroys tamarin; family aotidae; common names: southern and northern night monkey;

(1) The primary enclosure shall be constructed of at least eleven and one half gauge wire mesh or its equivalent.

(2) The primary enclosure shall be a minimum of nine square feet with a roof, and have six feet of useable climbing height. For each additional animal the primary enclosure shall be increased by two and one fourth square feet.

(3) Fencing may be on either side of the vertical posts.

(J) Family pitheciidae; common names: dusky titi and masked titi.

(1) The primary enclosure shall be constructed of at least eleven and one half gauge wire mesh or its equivalent.

(2) The primary enclosure shall be a minimum of sixteen square feet with a roof, and have six feet of useable climbing height. For each additional animal the primary enclosure shall be increased by four square feet.

(3) Fencing may be on either side of the vertical posts.

(K) Sub-family pitheciinae; common names: white faced, black bearded, white-nose bearded, and monk sakis; bald urakis.

(1) The primary enclosure shall be constructed of at least eleven and one half gauge wire mesh or the equivalent.

(2) The primary enclosure shall be a minimum of sixteen square feet with a roof, and have six feet of useable climbing height. For each additional animal the primary enclosure shall be increased by four square feet.

(3) Fencing may be on either side of the vertical posts.

(L) Family atelidae; common names: mariqui; black-handed, white-bellied, brown-headed, black spider; red, black and mantled howler; sub-family atelinae; common name: common woolly; sub-family pitheciinae; common name: black uakaris

(1) The primary enclosure shall be constructed of at least nine gauge wire mesh or the equivalent.

(2) The primary enclosure shall be a minimum of sixty-four square feet with a roof, and have six feet of useable climbing height. For each additional animal the primary enclosure shall be increased by sixteen square feet.

(3) Fencing may be on either side of the vertical posts.