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Owning these exotic pets is illegal in NYC

You probably could have guessed that it would be illegal (and downright challenging) to keep a dolphin, elephant or cheetah in your NYC apartment.

But other outlawed animals, like ferrets, which were banned by the Board of Health by a ruling in 2015, are less obvious.

Here are nine pets that are illegal in the five boroughs, according to the NYC Department of Health.

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