Monkeys, Lions and Chimpanzees are animals we regularly see in the wild or on the Discovery Channel. The following are some exotic albeit expensive pets that can be legally purchased. These animals, nonetheless do include a heavy price tag and that’s not including the upkeep.

Hi, Danette. Yes, proudly owning a kinkajou would mean that there can be extra messy papers to be cleared up! I’m in the same state of affairs as you – even when I was considering bringing a kinkajou home (which I’m not), I actually have numerous pets at home already and I wouldn’t have the time to offer a kinkajou the eye that it might need. Thanks for the vote.

Adam Roberts of Born Free USA says his group’s mission is to maintain wildlife within the wild, the place it belongs. When people choose to maintain what are alleged to be wild animals as pets, we turn them into something outdoors of untamed, one thing for which nature has no place. In the famous children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, a boy sails on a boat to an island the place he dances with beasts born from his personal imagination. In the end what we learn from exotic-pet ownership is that while you take the wild out of the wild, you eradicate its true nature and change it with fantasy—the fantasy being ours, we people, the animals without delay probably the most and the least tamed of all.

With so many dogs and cats on the market which might be in desperate want of excellent homes to go to, it amazes me that anyone would choose to adopt an unique pet over considered one of them. The option to undertake an exotic animal is a poor selection for everyone involved. An innocent creature is pulled from its pure habitat and more than likely won’t receive the life it wants and deserves and the household that is adopting is putting itself on the mercy of this wild animal; with no assure as to the way it will react.

Coatimundi are a member of the raccoon household, sharing the ringed tail and the inquisitive nature. However, the raccoon is nocturnal and the coatimundi isn’t. The Coatimundi is also referred to as the hog-nosed coon, snookum bear and Brazilian Aardvark. The coatimundi (pronounced ko-WAH-ti-MUN-dee)is a native of Central and South America. Their lifespan is an average of 14 years, they weigh between 7 and 15 pounds, and are glorious tree climbers. They are commonly known as coati for short.