Nearly one month after Justin Bieber’s pet Capuchin monkey, Mally, was taken into custody by an animal shelter in Munich, Germany — the “Boyfriend” singer doesn’t have any plans to retrieve him.
Instead of rescuing his new furry friend, the Biebs’ management team has reportedly asked the shelter that the 9-week-old monkey be placed in a ‘safe and sheltered place or a zoo.’
A spokesperson from Munich Tierschutzverein (the shelter) exclusively tells E! News, “Justin Bieber’s management contacted us and they will give up Mally. They are asking us for a good home for Mally.”
Perhaps all the time he’s been spending with former flame Selena Gomez doesn’t have him so lonely anymore!
Though the Biebs’ team has requested where they’d like Mally to live, the spokesperson adds, “We only can make a recommendation and we don’t want to send Mally to the zoo, because the zoos will only [publicize] Mally…We want Mally in a rescue center or some organization for primates.”
Justin received the little guy as a birthday present from music producer Jamal “Mally Mall” Rashid. The “Beauty and the Beat” singer picked up his adorable gift in LA in late March — just before heading off to Munich to continue his Believe world tour.
Once he arrived, he and his entourage were detained by German customs after the monkey was discovered aboard his private jet. The animal was taken into custody and quarantined after JB didn’t have the necessary documents.
And if this isn’t the definition of monkey business, we don’t know what is.