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Las Vegas, Nevada - A new ordinance will now prohibit the feeding of wildlife in city parks, recreational facilities and public plazas. Feeding pigeons is already prohibited; the new ordinance will add feeding feral animals, such as rabbits, community cats and wildlife, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks, or crustaceans found naturally in a wild state.

Complaints are received weekly about the overfeeding of wildlife and the maintenance issues this creates at parks. Lorenzi Park and Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs both have sizeable wildlife populations that live in the small ponds found at the parks.

The feeding of wildlife can be harmful for the following reasons:

There will be a $10 fine. Exceptions to this ordinance can be requested through a license, permit, or other written authorization by the director of Parks and Recreation.