Circuses: Wildlife

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 20th February 2018.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Labour, Penistone and Stocksbridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (a) how many wild animals and (b) of which species are currently licensed in circuses in the UK.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

There are two licensed circuses:

Peter Jolly’s Circus

Camel (Camelus bactrianus) 1

Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) 4

Fox (Vulpesvulpes) 1

Racoon (Procyon lotor) 3

Zebra (Equus burchelli chapmani) 3

Zebu (Bos indicus) 1

Blue & Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna) 1

Circus Mondao

Zebra (Equus burchelli chapmani) 1

Camel (Camelus bactrianus) 2

Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) 2

Total - 7 species and 19 animals

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