Hey there, fellow animal enthusiasts! Are you ready to go on a wild ride? National Wildlife Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate the beauty and diversity of our planet’s creatures. And speaking of wild things, many celebrities have developed a passion for unusual and exotic pets over the years. From Audrey Hepburn’s fawns to Mike Tyson’s tiger, there’s a whole menagerie of animal companions to discover.
Take a look at this snapshot of Justin Bieber’s former pet monkey OG Mally perched on his shoulder during the pop star’s Comedy Central Roast in 2015. Unfortunately, the pair were separated in 2013 when German customs officials confiscated the capuchin from Justin. In a 2016 interview with GQ, Justin lamented the incident, saying, “Honestly, everyone told me not to bring the monkey. Everybody. Everyone told me not to bring the monkey. I was like, ‘It’s gonna be fine, guys!’ It was the farthest thing from fine.”
“In Germany, that monkey’s endangered or something … but I had the papers. I even had it written out that he was a circus monkey and he could travel and all that s***. I had all the right papers. Things get twisted,” he explained.
If you want to see more famous folks flaunting their love for unusual pets, don’t forget to click through our gallery. Who knows, you might just be inspired to adopt a few exotic creatures of your own.