States vary in their regulation of wild and exotic animal breeding, from states such as Alaska, which has no restrictions, to states such as Idaho, where the propagation of publicly owned wildlife is totally prohibited. Many other states require permits or licenses for people wishing to breed such animals.
Some states only restrict the breeding of specific species. This is the case for Georgia, for example, which focuses on the breeding of foxes and alligators. Full details are available from each state's local legislature, but an overview summary is held by the Born Free Foundation to allow interested parties to see at a glance the differences between states.