Justin Bieber's Former Pet Monkey Gets New Home in Serengeti Park
Posted on May 31, 2013
Justin Bieber's former monkey, Mally, is moving into his new home in Serengeti-Park in Hodenhagen, Germany. The white-headed capuchin was brought to the park last Sunday. He was put into quarantine, which will last another three weeks. The monkey was seized by custom authorities when Bieber tried to bring him into the country illegally in March. Bieber never claimed his pet monkey and owes thousands of dollars to a Munich shelter that has been caring for the animal.
Dr Fabrizio Sepe, managing director of the Serengeti Park, said in a statement, "We are very happy about the newcomer and would like to thank the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation for placing their trust in us. We are making all necessary preparations in order to ensure that Mally has the best possible transition to his new home and has no problems integrating with others of his species".
The park has experience in taking care of white-headed capuchins. Mally's new family is made up of three males and three females. The little female ape Molly was born in February 2013, which makes her about the same age as Mally.