Mally in the German shelter last month. (Michaela Rehle / Reuters)
Mally in the German shelter last month. (Michaela Rehle / Reuters)


“The monkey belongs to Germany now.”

— Judith Brettmeister, spokeswoman for the animal shelter that for two months has cared for “Mally,” the pet capuchin monkey confiscated from Justin Bieber when he flew into Munich without the proper monkey-having papers, reports Reuters. Bieber failed to make efforts to reclaim the animal, so German officials finally declared an end to the long international nightmare and will place it with other monkeys in a zoo or animal sanctuary — hopefully soon, Brettmeister said, not at all judgmentally, we are sure. “It is becoming really strange because it only knows people so it has not learned any proper social behavior.”

Earlier: Justin Bieber letting clock tick down on monkey ownership, 5/17/13
Justin Bieber’s monkey still stranded in German shelter, 4/23/13
Justin Bieber’s recent troubles: As bad as all that?, 4/4/13

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