The Pittsburgh Zoo is exempt from the ordinance.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh City Council is banning the ownership of certain reptiles.

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According to our news partner at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the ordinance bans alligators, crocodiles and red-eared slider turtles in the city.

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The ordinance has a grandfather clause for many current owners, as long as they register their reptiles with the city.

The Pittsburgh Zoo is exempt from the ordinance.

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The bill was held for more than a year after it was brought forward at the start of the pandemic.