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Importation of Pet Primates


In accordance with the recommendations of the World Organization for Animal Health, pet primates (apes, baboons, chimpanzees, gorillas, mandrills, monkeys, orang-utans, marmosets etc.) are not permitted entry into Canada:

Import permits will only be issued for primates if the animals are designated for a zoo, show/exhibition or scientific use (research).

For additional information on policies pertaining to exotic pet animals, visit the web site of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council of Canada (PIJAC Canada).

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