Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2010 No. 5

Dangerous Wild Animals

The Dangerous Wild Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (Modification) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010


13th January 2010

Coming into operation-

22nd February 2010

The Department of the Environment makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 11 of the Dangerous Wild Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 2004(1).

In accordance with that Article the Department is satisfied that the scope of that Order should be extended so as to include animals of a kind not for the time being specified in the Schedule to that Order.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Dangerous Wild Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (Modification) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010 and shall come into operation on 22nd February 2010.

Modification to the Dangerous Wild Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

2.  For the Schedule to the Dangerous Wild Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 substitute the Schedule set out in the Schedule to this Order.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 13th January 2010.

Legal seal

Maggie Smith

A senior official of the Department of the Environment

Regulation 2


Article 2


Note: See Article 2(6) for the effect of the second column of this Schedule

Scientific name of kindCommon name or names

Family Dasyuridae:

The species Sarcophilus laniarius

The Tasmanian devil.

Family Macropodidae:

The species Macropus fuliginosus, Macropus giganteus, Macropus robustus and Macropus rufus

The western and eastern grey kangaroos, the wallaroo and the red kangaroo.


Family Callitrichidae:

All species


Family Cebidae:

All species

New-world monkeys (including capuchin, howler, saki, spider, squirrel, titi, uacari and woolly monkeys and the night monkey (also known as the owl monkey).

Family Cercopithecidae:

All species

Old-world monkeys (including baboons,

the drill, colobus monkeys, the gelada,

guenons, langurs, leaf monkeys, macaques, the mandrill, mangabeys, the patas and proboscis monkeys and the talapoin).

Family Indriidae:

All species

Leaping lemurs (including the indri, sifakas and the woolly lemur).

Family Lemuridae:

All species except those of the genus Hapalemur.

Large lemurs.

Bamboo or gentle lemurs are excepted.

Family Hylobatidae:

All species

Gibbons and Siamangs.

Family Hominidae:

All species except those of the genus Homo.

Anthropoid apes including chimpanzees, orang-utans and gorillas.


Family Bradypodidae:

All species


Family Dasypodidae:

The species Priodontes maximus.

The giant armadillo.

Family Myrmecophagidae:

The species Myrmecophaga tridactyla.

The giant anteater.


Family Erethizontidae:

The species Erethizon dorsatum.

The North American porcupine.

Family Caviidae:

The species Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris.

The capybara

Family Hystricidae:

The species of the genus Hystrix

Crested porcupines


Family Ailuridae:

The species Ailurus fulgens

The red panda

Family Canidae:

All species except those of the genera Alopex,Cerdocyon,Pseudalopex,Urocyon, Dusicyon, Otocyon, Nyctereutes and Vulpes. The species Canis familiaris, other than the subspecies Canis familiaris dingo, is also excepted.

Wild dogs, wolves, jackals, the coyote, the maned wolf, the bush dog and the dhole.

Foxes and the raccoon dog and the domestic dog (but not the dingo) are excepted.

Family Felidae:

All except the species Felis catus

All cats including the bobcat, caracal, cheetah, jaguar, leopard, lion, lynx, ocelot, puma, serval and tiger.

The domestic cat is excepted.

Family Hyaenidae:

All except the species Proteles cristatus.

Hyaenas (except the aardwolf).

Family Mustelidae:

All species of the genera Amblonyx, Arctonyx, Aonyx, Enhydra,Lontra, Melogale, Mydaus, Pteronura and Taxidea.

The genus Lutra except the species Lutra lutra.

The species Eira barbara, Gulo gulo, Martes pennanti and Mellivora capensis.

Badgers (except the Eurasian badger),otters (except the European otter) and the tayra, wolverine, fisher and ratel (otherwise known as the honey badger).

Family Procyonidae:

All species.

Cacomistles, raccoons, coatis, olingos,

the little coatimundi and the kinkajou.

Family Ursidae:

All species including the species Ailuropoda melanoleuca.

All bears including the giant panda.

Family Viverridae:

All of the genus Civettictis and Viverra, and the species Cryptoprocta ferox and Arctictis binturong.

The African, Large-spotted, Malay, large Indian civets, the fossa and the binturong.


Family Odobenidae:

All species.

The walrus.

Family Otariidae:

All species

Eared seals and sea lions

Family Phocidae:

All species except Phoca vitulina and Halichoerus grypus.

True or earless seals.

The common seal (or harbour seal) and grey seals are excepted.


Family Elephantidae:

All species


Odd-toed ungulates

Family Equidae:

All species except Equus asinus, Equuscaballus and Equus asinus x Equus caballus.

Asses, horses and zebras.

The donkey and domestic horse are excepted.

Family Rhinocerotidae:

All species


Family Tapiridae:

All species



Family Orycteropodidae:

The species Orycteropus afer

The aardvark.


Family Procaviidae:

All species

Tree and rock hyraxes (otherwise

known as dassies).

Even-toed ungulates

Family Antilocapridae:

The species Antilocapra americana

The Pronghorn.

Family Bovidae:

All species except any domestic form of

the genera Bos, Bubalus, Capra and Ovis.

Antelopes, bison, buffalo, gazelles,

goats and sheep.

Domestic cattle, buffalo, goats and sheep are excepted.

Family Camelidae:

All species of the genus Camelus.

All species of the genus Lama, except the species Lama glama and Lama pacos.

Camels, the guanaco and the vicugna.

The domestic llama and alpaca are excepted.

Family Cervidae:

All species of the genera Alces and Rangifer, except any domestic form of the species Rangifer tarandus.

The moose or elk and the caribou or


The domestic reindeer is excepted.

Family Giraffidae:

All species

The giraffe and the okapi.

Family Hippopotamidae:

All species

The hippopotamus and the pygmy


Family Suidae:

All species except any domestic form of

the species Sus scrofa.

Old-world pigs (including the wild boar and the wart hog).

The domestic pig is excepted.

Family Tayassuidae:

All species

New-world pigs (otherwise known as



Any hybrid of a kind of animal specified

in the foregoing provisions of this

column where one parent is, or both

parents are, of a kind so specified.

Mammalian hybrids with a parent (or

parents) of a specified kind, and any animal of which at least one parent is such a hybrid.


Cassowaries and emus

Family Casuariidae:

All species

Family DromaiidaeThe Emu

All species


Family Struthionidae:

All species

The ostrich.



Family Alligatoridae:

All species

Alligators and caimans.

Family Crocodylidae:

All species

Crocodiles and the false gharial.

Family Gavialidae:

All species

The gharial (otherwise known as the


Lizards and snakes

Family Atractaspididae:

All species of the genus Atractaspis

Family Colubridae:

All species of the genera Malpolon and Thelotornis.

The species Dispholidus typus, Rhabdophis subminiatus, Rhabdophis tigrinus, Elapomorphus lemniscatus, Philodryas olfersii, Tachymenis peruviana, Xenodon severus, Psammophis, Boiga dendrophila.

Burrowing asps, also known as mole or

burrowing vipers and stiletto snakes.

Certain rear-fanged venomous snakes,

Montpellier snakes and African vine snakes (otherwise known as African twig or bird snakes)

The boomslang, the red-necked keelback, the yamakagashi (other-wise known as the Japanese tiger-snake), the Argentine black-headed snake, the South American green racer, the Peruvian racer, the Amazon false viper, Sand snakes and the Mangrove snake.

Family Elapidae:

All species

Certain front-fanged venomous snakes

including cobras, coral snakes, the

desert black snake, kraits, mambas, whipsnakes and all Australian poisonous snakes (including the death adders).

Family Helodermatidae:

All species

The gila monster and the (Mexican)

beaded lizard.

Family Viperidae:

All species

Certain front-fanged venomous snakes

(including adders, the barba amarilla,

the bushmaster, the copperhead, the

fer-de-lance, moccasins, rattlesnakes

and vipers).

Family Hydrophiidae:

All species

Sea snakes.



Family Ctenidae:

The genus Phoneutria

Wandering spiders.

Family Hexathelidae:

The genus Atrax

The Sydney funnel-web spider and its

close relatives.

Family Lycosidae:

The species Lycosa raptorial

The Brazilian wolf spider.

Family Sicariidae:

The genus Loxosceles

Brown recluse spiders (otherwise

known as violin spiders).

Family Theridiidae:

The genus Latrodectus

The widow spiders and close



Family Buthidae:

All species

Buthid scorpions.

Family Hemioscorpiidae:

The species Hemiscorpius lepturus

Middle Eastern thin-tailed scorpion.


(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order substitutes the Schedule to the Dangerous Wild Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (“the Order”), which specifies the kinds of animals to which the provisions of the Order apply.

This Order adds the following animals to the Schedule: the Argentine black-headed snake, the Peruvian racer (snake), the South American green racer (snake), the Amazon false viper (snake), the Middle-Eastern thin-tailed scorpion and the dingo.