How To Adopt A Monkey In The Us?

Unfortunately, it is illegal to adopt a monkey as a pet in the US. Primates such as monkeys and apes are considered exotic animals and are regulated by the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Obtaining a permit to own an exotic animal is very difficult and in most cases, not allowed.

Primate owners must adhere to federal and state law and all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulations.

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