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EXOTIC PETS

Some exotic pets have been released into the wild and have caused harmful impacts to the ecosystem and to native species. Learn more about what species are exotic and should not be released into the wild, and what species are also illegal to have as pets in Wyoming.

Exotic Amphibian & Fish Pets

Bullfrogs and goldfish are common pets both in homes and in classrooms. These species should never be released into the wild because of the harmful impacts they can cause.

Click Here to learn more about amphibian and fish pets

Exotic Reptile Pets

Some people keep alligators and pythons as pets too. These species can both cause widespread damage to the ecosystem and even people if released into the wild.

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Photo Credits: Burmese Python, Cellistka; American Bullfrog, Jiang Hongyan; American Alligator, Eric Isseles

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