901:1-4-08 Order - crocodilia; family - alligatoridae (excluding dwarf caiman); family - crocodylidae; family - gavialidae.

This rule applies exclusively to the species listed as dangerous wild animals in divisions (C)(15) to (C)(18) of section 935.01 of the Revised Code.

(A) Primary enclosure shall be constructed of concrete, three eighths inch plexiglass, or a combination of these or other material equivalent to nine gauge chain link in strength and be of sufficient height to prevent escape.

(B) The primary enclosure is not required to have a shift cage as set forth in rule 901:1-4-01.1 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Animals regulated by this rule shall have their length measured as the distance between snout and vent unless otherwise specified.

(D) The dry space in the primary enclosure shall be at least two times the length and width of the largest animal in the enclosure. All animals shall be able to stretch out without touching each other.

(E) The water space in the primary enclosure shall be at least two times the length of the largest animal in the enclosure and the animal shall be able to submerge at least six inches under water. All animals shall be able to submerge at the same time without touching each other.

(F) Animals regulated by this rule that are less than four feet in total length, measuring snout to end of the tail, must be kept in a plexiglass or equivalent strength containment that prevents escape and ensures public safety.

Effective: 07/18/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/18/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 935.17
Rule Amplifies: 935.17