The former pet monkey of Justin Bieber is set to become a big tourist attraction in Germany, following it being re-homed at a German wildlife park. Mally the monkey was seized by customs officials in Munich earlier in the year when the pop sensation failed to produce the correct documentation for the animal to enter the country.
The six-month-old capuchin monkey has now been released from quarantine and will join other monkeys at the Serengeti Wildlife Park in Hodenhagen, Germany. The arrival of the famous monkey is expected to lead to a surge in young fans requesting holidays to Germany, as 'Beliebers' flock to the Hodenhagen to catch a glimpse of his monkey.
Fabrizio Sepe, head of the wildlife park, said that Mally will go into the park’s “capuchin monkey enclosure where there is a lovely island that is 40 metres long and 20 metres wide.” He added that the monkey enclosure “has lots of trees so it will be a bit of a game to try and recognise him.”
According to experts the young monkey should not have been kept as a pet and was far too young to have been taken away from its mother. Furthermore, experts said that capuchin monkeys are very sociable and should live with other monkeys and not alone.
The young pop star was given several weeks to produce the correct paperwork to retrieve his monkey, but failed to do so in time. Speaking on the amount of coverage the story got the singer said “this is not a gimmick, and I’m an artist, and I should be taken seriously. And all this other bull should not be spoken of.”
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