Justin Bieber’s pet monkey, Mally, was only 14-weeks-old when the singer abandoned him in Germany. Now, 20-weeks-old, Bieber’s representatives have unofficially told the German shelter that is holding the primate that they would like them to find a zoo for him.
While the shelter has been doing its best to care for Mally, they acknowledge that keeping the young male isolated from his own species has not been best for him.
Judith Brettmeister, a spokeswoman for the shelter, said about the capuchin, “From an animal rights perspective, it would have been better to do that before, as he is being kept well here but not with members of his own species.”
According to Herald, the shelter will not be disclosing which zoo the primate will be moved to. Because there has been so much buzz around Mally, the shelter has chosen to keep that information private. Thankfully, he will be moved to a location where he can live with members of his own species.
Personally, at 6pm tonight (since Germany is six hours ahead of New York) I’ll be raising a glass to Mally, thankful that he will no longer be Justin Bieber’s “pet”, and while sadly no longer with his mother, the monkey will go on to live with others like him.