Can You Own a Monkey in Alberta?

There are some places in Canada where owning a monkey as a pet is possible and Legal. If you are hoping for that to be the case in Alberta, you will be sorely disappointed.

Can you legally have a pet monkey in Alberta? The answer is no. According to the Alberta Wildlife Act, there are certain animals that the government of Alberta has deemed to be “too dangerous” to own. Primates in general are across the board banned in Alberta as pets.

Other provinces in Canada have different regulations on the matter of monkey ownership. For example, in Saskatchewan and Quebec, the regulations specify which particular species are banned.

Obviously, there are exceptions for Zoos and other approved animal sheltering facilities and agencies. These agencies can file paperwork for special approval.

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