Small felines such as ocelots and servals are allowed in this state without a permit, but inherently dangerous animals as defined by the state's law need a permit to be kept as a pet. The permit requirements are steep and the permit is only good for one year for one animal.
If you want to own one of the animals on this state's list of dangerous wild animals you must register it with the county the animal is kept in. Lions, tigers, wolves and poisonous reptiles are included in this list.
A permit is required if you want to have a "wild animal menagerie." This is defined as anyone who does not exhibit their large cats, bears, etc., and does not have a minimum or maximum number of animals listed.