Justin Bieber monkey leaves quarantine in German zoo

26/06/13

Mally

Justin Bieber's former pet monkey, Mally, has left quarantine in Germany.

The pop star brought six-month-old Mally to the country, where he was seized by German customs on 28 March.

The capuchin monkey was first taken to a Munich animal shelter and then moved to Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, in northern Germany, last month.

"Mally is a clever little guy and we're confident that he will settle in quickly," said zoo manager Fabrizio Sepe.

Mally next to a picture of Justin Bieber

The next step will be to introduce Mally to the zoo's other capuchin monkeys.

Mally was seized after Justin Bieber failed to produce the required vaccination and import papers.

The singer was on the European leg of his Believe tour at the time and had travelled from LA to Germany on his private jet when the monkey was confiscated.

He was given a month to claim his pet back.

Mally's ownership was transferred to the German state on 21 May.

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