Justin Bieber has allegedly decided to give away his pet monkey Mally instead of rescuing it from a Munich animal clinic.
German authorities say the teen star doesn’t want the Capuchin back after it was seized by customs officers from a private jet on March 28 and placed in quarantine.
They say his management team in New York contacted them this week asking if they could find a ‘safe and sheltered place, or a zoo’ for the lonely creature.
The star and his entourage had no paperwork or health certificates to bring Mally – just a few weeks old – into the country.
After a night spent at an airport quarantine centre, Mally was moved into the care of vets at a clinic in the city.
if he submits a written disclaimer, we can accommodate Mally in a welfare family group in a zoo.’
Mally spends his time repeatedly calling in the hope of finding other members of his family group, animal shelter staff said
Mally, a capuchin monkey, was given to the singer for his 19th birthday last month from music producer Jamal ‘Mally Mal’ Rashid. He had been taken away from his mother when he was only nine weeks old.
Normally capuchin monkeys remain with their mothers for at least the first year of their life.