Hundreds of exotic animals are estimated to be living in the Las Vegas area, even though Clark County has only issued 14 permits to keep such creatures. Typically, only owners of exotic pets noted as dangerous are required to apply for a permit. KTNV notes that many in Las Vegas are calling for an exotic animal ban after the recent escape of two chimpanzees in a residential area. The pressure to ban exotic animals in Las Vegas stems not so much from the chimp enclosure escape which led to one of the animals being shot, but how the exotic pets were permitted to live in a Las Vegas home in the first place, KTNV reports. A ban on exotic pets in a city well known for exciting animal shows may be difficult to achieve.