901:1-2-05 Family - felidae; common names: cheetah, lion, tiger, jaguar, leopard, snow leopard, puma, caracal, serval, canada lynx, eurasian lynx, iberian lynx, sunda clouded leopard, and clouded leporad.

(A) Outdoor enclosures shall be constructed of not less than nine gauge chain link or equivalent; and

(B) Indoor enclosures shall be constructed of not less than nine gauge chain link or equivalent. Sleeping perches or bedding material shall be provided so the animal does not have to be on the floor.

(C) (Large felids- pantherids); common names: cheetah, lion, tiger, jaguar, leopard, snow leopard, and puma.

(1) For one or two animals, a minimum primary enclosure of six hundred square feet by twelve feet high and covered. For each additional animal, increase cage size by three hundred square feet;

(2) Each enclosure shall have as a minimum, enough elevated platforms to accommodate all animals simultaneously.

(3) Each enclosure shall have a claw log;

(4) Jaguars, leopards, and pumas shall not be kept in uncovered enclosures; and

(5) Lions and tigers may be kept in a primary enclosure tweleve feet high but must have a cantilever as defined in paragraph (D)(3) of rule 901:1-2-01 of the Administrative Code.

(D) (Small felids); common names: caracal, serval, Canada lynx, Eurasian lynx, Iberian lynx, sunda clouded leopard, clouded leopard.

(1) For one or two animals, a minimum primary enclosure of two hundred square feet, eight feet high, and covered. For each additional animal, increase cage size by one hundred square feet;

(2) Each primary enclosure shall have as a minimum, enough elevated platforms to accommodate all animals simultaneously.

(3) Each enclosure shall have a claw log.

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