A zoo is a place where wild animals are kept and the public can visit for more than 7 days in a 12 month period.

Wild animals are those that are not normally domesticated in Great Britain. It would include animals that have come from abroad and animals/birds/reptiles that are wild in this country.


New zoo licence:

The Secretary of State issues model conditions for zoo licences, however additional conditions can be attached to the licence by Oldham Council and in consultation with the appointed veterinary inspector.

See the DEFRA website for more information:

Renew a zoo licence:


  • Zoo licence fee: £694.00

Animal Welfare Team
Sir Robert Peacock House
Vulcan Street
Tel 0161 770 2244
Fax 0161 770 4481