They have special feeding requirements and are heavily protected, making them restricted to accredited zoos only.
Difficult to breed and maintain outside of natural colonies. Their rarity as pets is probably for the best.
Sand cats are restricted to accredited zoos and institutions. Breeding should be reserved for species survival plans.
Birds of prey, including owls, are heavily regulated in the US. Native owl ownership requires a federal permit.
Koalas are endangered, and Australia restricts their exportation. They are uncommon even in zoos due to their protected status.
Marmosets are small, demanding, and socially complex monkeys that should be kept with their own species.
African rodents were once available in the US but banned due to the monkeypox scare, leading to their disappearance.
Endangered animals lare only found in accredited zoos. They require large enclosures and should not be kept as pets.
Penguins are protected by the Lacey Act, making it illegal to own them without permits. Pet ownership is unlikely, but possible for educational facilities or exhibitions.
Red pandas are not suitable as pets due to their endangered status. Legal ownership is unlikely.
Cheetahs are rare in the US and mostly found in accredited zoos due to their difficult breeding,.
Slow lorises are illegal to export from their native countries but can still be found as pets in places like Russia and Japan.