Hong Kong pet shop sells crocodiles and otters which are protected under the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance

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Pets are very common in Hong Kong but some people like to keep exotic animals as pets. Just be sure to be a responsible exotic pet owner: make sure your pets are legal where you live and also make sure pets are permitted by any rental or tenant agreements you’ve made.

Caiman crocodilus

Recently a local pet seller in Hong Kong advertised in a local Facebook page miniature size crocodiles known as Caiman crocodilus for sale. Lots of netizens have left comments. Each mini crocodile is sold for over HK$10,000.

Mini otter for sale

The seller even taught potential buyers to invest in a 1 meter to 2 meter long tank for the crocodile to move around. The seller even has a 5 month old baby otter for sale at over HK$20,000 each. Under the Wild Animals Protection Ordinance, crocodiles and otters are protected wild animals. No one is allowed to import, export or breed these animals unless he/she has special permit. Anyone who is in possession of these animals illegally will be liable to HK$100,000 fine and 1 year imprisonment.