Mississippi Code Title 49. Conservation and Ecology § 49-8-5. Classification of inherently dangerous animals

The following wild animals are classed as animals inherently dangerous to humans:

(a) Order Primates:

(i) Family Pongidae (gibbons, orangutan, chimpanzees, siamangs and gorillas) -- all species;

(ii) Family Cercopithecidae:

A. Genus Macaca (macaques) -- all species;

B. Genus Papio (mandrills, drills and baboons) -- all species;

C. Theropithecus Gelada (Gelada baboon);

(b) Order Carnivora:

(i) Family Canidae:

A. Genus Canis (wolves, jackals and dingos;  all species, including crosses between wolves and domestic animals);

B. Chrysocyon brachyurus (maned wolf);

C. Cuon alpinus (red dog);

D. Lycaon pictus (African hunting dog);

(ii) Family Ursidae (bears) -- all species;

(iii) Family Mustelidae -- Gulo gulo (wolverine);

(iv) Family Hyaenidae (hyenas) -- all species;

(v) Family Felidae:

A. Genus Leo or Panthera or Neofelis (lions, tigers, jaguars and leopards) -- all species;

B. Unica unica (snow leopard);

C. Acinonyx jubatus (cheetah);

D. Felis concolor (cougar) -- all subspecies;

(c) Order Proboscidae:  Family Elephantidae (elephants) -- all species;

(d) Order Perissodactyla:  Family Rhinocerotidae (rhinoceroses) -- all species;

(e) Order Artiodactyla:

(ii) Family Hippopotamidae -- Hippopotamus amphibius (hippopotamus);

(ii) Family Bovidae:  Syncerus caffer (African buffalo).


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