No ... that is why they are called "protected species" in the first place. They are protected from removal from that country. Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.
Asked in Law & Legal Issues
Can you have a pet owl?
Answer: Certain rarer species of owls may be protected but, in general, I do not believe that there is a prohibition against keeping an owl as a pet. Another Answer: If you live in the US you cannot legally own a native owl species. Owls from other places of the world are perfectly legal, unless they are endangered and protected. ...
Asked in Zoos
Are platypuses illegal outside Australia as Zoo animals too?
It is not only illegal to have a pet platypus outside Australia; it is also illegal for Australians to have a pet platypus. Like all Australia's native wildlife, the platypus is protected by law. It is an effort to protect the species and ensure they are not subject to abuse or degradation of their freedom and natural instincts (like the sugar gliders held in captivity overseas are). ...
Asked in Koalas
Can a koala be kept as a pet in the United States?
No. It is illegal to have a koala as a pet anywhere in the world. They are protected, native animals of Australia, and there are severe restrictions on zoos keeping them, let alone private individuals. It does not matter which country of the world you are in: you may not have a pet koala. Quite simply, koalas are a protected species. This means it is illegal to have a koala. Few people understand the needs of a koala, and opening up native...
Is it a rule to kill endangered animals?
Most animals that are listed on an official endangered species lists with a status of endangered, are protected by laws and regulations. They are protected, or regulated in trapping, hunting, capture, and trade in the pet market. ...
Asked in Animal Life, Australia, Turtles and Tortoises
Can you keep an Egyptian Tortoise as a pet in NSW Australia with a class 1 reptile licence?
No. Exotic (that is, non-native) species of most reptiles, and certainly tortoises, are prohibited in Australia. ...