Justin Bieber has taken another step towards giving up on Mally, the poor Capuchin he left in Munich approximately one full month ago when the monkey was seized from his private jet after the pair landed in Germany on March 21st and it was discovered that Bieber did not have the proper paperwork to bring the animal, barely nine weeks old, into the country.
Since his confiscation, Mally has resided at a Munich animal clinic where he spends his days snacking patiently on pecans, rallying the other orphan monkeys and sadly gripping the half locket he claims will one day reunite him with his famous pop star father. Late at night, vet officials say that they can hear Mally's tiny monkey song echoing from his cage and into the hallway — a trill, sad and hopeful "Betcha he's young! Betcha he's smart! Bet he collects things like ashtrays and art! Betcha he's good! Why shouldn't he be? His one mistake was giving up meeeeeeeee."
In spite of Mally's pluck and spirit, it looks as though the baby monkey's dream of going back to Bieber will not soon be realized. According to the Daily Mail, Bieber's New York management team recently contacted the clinic and asked if they would find him a temporary home at a "safe and sheltered place, or a zoo."
Bieber technically has until May 17th to claim Mally and pay the necessary fines (thousands of dollars) or to send an official letter giving up ownership. So far, no papers have been filed. For Mally to be accommodated in a welfare center or zoo, Bieber must first submit a written disclaimer.
Karl Heinz Joachim, who runs the animal clinic where Mally is staying, expressed his hopes that Bieber, for once in his life, will do the responsible thing and give the monkey up to a zoo or sanctuary.
"The baby monkey needs company and to be with other monkeys at this crucial age in its life. There are a great many suitable places that have offered to take Mally and integrate him with their own capuchin monkeys where he would be much more happy with his own kind...A baby monkey was never going to be suited to be on a world tour even if he is travelling by private jet. He should be out in the wild climbing trees and learning from other monkeys if he isn't to have serious psychological problems later in life."
Regardless of the good times he's had while staying in Munich (you can see exclusive footage of his visit here), Mally remains stubbornly hopeful that Bieber will return for him.
"So maybe now this prayer is the last one of it's kind," the monkey sings barely above a whisper. "Won't you please come get your baby...Maaaaaaybe."
Mally may never stop beliebing, but who can we Belieb in now?
Justin Bieber 'gives away' his lonely pet monkey instead of rescuing it from German animal clinic [Daily Mail]
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