901:1-2-02 Family - ursidae; common name - bears.

(A) Enclosures shall be constructed of not less than six gauge chain link or equivalent;

(B) The frame of the enclosure must be constructed using three inch steel vertical posts, two inch steel for cross bracing and door frames, and top and bottom rails;

(C) The primary enclosure shall have at least one elevated platform or bedding material for resting; and,

(D) For one animal, a minimum primary enclosure of four hundred square feet, eight feet high roofed, or twelve feet high with a cantilever as defined in paragraph (D)(3) of rule 901:1-2-01 of the Administrative Code. For each additional animal, increase the enclosure size by two hundred square feet.

(E) Polar bears shall have a ten foot by ten foot pool, five feet deep; and for each additional bear, the surface area must be increased by forty square feet.

Effective: 02/25/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/25/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 935.17
Rule Amplifies: 935.04 , 935.17