The Clark County Commission Tuesday unanimously voted to approve changes regulating exotic animal ownership within the county.
After hearing a report on current regulations the commission voted 7-0 to make some changes, including:
Specific language spelling out regulation changes will come back to commissioners at a future Clark County Zoning Board meeting. That meeting could come as soon as Wednesday, Sept. 5 according to Erik Pappa, the Clark County Director of Public Communications.
Clark County began reviewing exotic animal regulations after two chimps escaped from a home on the city's northwest side in July. Las Vegas Metro police shot and killed one chimpanzee and tranquilized another.
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