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Everything You Need To Know About Justin Bieber And His Monkey

Justin Bieber: Innocent victim of foreign bureacracy or deadbeat monkey dad? The singer's pet monkey is languishing in a German animal shelter. Here's what you need to know.

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Perhaps inspired by Bieber's affection for his own monkey, Rashid purchased Bubbz's younger brother as a birthday present for the singer and cared for it until Bieber could pick it up.

Bieber departed Los Angeles for Munich on Wednesday night to continue the European lag of his "Believe" tour. The singer brought his new pet OG Mally with him on the private jet to Germany.

#munich-- Justin Bieber

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Bieber and crew landed at Franz Josef Strauss Airport in Munich on Thursday morning and were detained by German customs when officials discovered the baby monkey aboard the jet.

OG Mally was taken into custody by authorities and quarantined when it was discovered that Bieber did not have the necessary documents required for bringing a live animal into the country.

After the concert, Bieber tweeted that he was leaving Munich for Vienna, Austria. He did not mention his quarantined baby monkey.

Munich was a good time. And loud. The bus is headed to Vienna now. U coming?

Munich was a good time. And loud. The bus is headed to Vienna now. U coming?-- Justin Bieber

When Bieber failed to produce his pet's paperwork in a timely manner, German authorities transferred OG Mally from a customs holding pen to an animal shelter.

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Two days later, as word of the singer's primate problems began to spread, Bieber posted two images of the monkey on Instagram, leading some news organizations to falsely report that he and OG Mally had been reunited.

The shelter where OG Mally is being held posted on its website that the animal is getting "a well-deserved rest" and chastised Bieber for prematurely separating the baby monkey from its mother.

Via tierschutzverein-muenchen.de

The website initially reported that OG Mally was a female monkey, a mistake that has been corrected.

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Beliebers worldwide are reacting to their idol's ongoing symian saga in different ways. Some are infuriated by even the IDEA that a country would separate a boy from his monkey (public health concerns be damned).

i hate germany ! #MallyNeedsJustin

i hate germany ! #MallyNeedsJustin-- Mary

Im extremely upset -_____- Of course even authorities can't leave Justin & Mally alone !! #Pissed

Im extremely upset -_____- Of course even authorities can't leave Justin & Mally alone !! #Pissed-- ღ кเ๓ ღ

@LegendOfJB they said that at Germany OG Mally got taken away cause he didn't have the proper papers like wtf he's justin bieber!

@LegendOfJB they said that at Germany OG Mally got taken away cause he didn't have the proper papers like wtf he's justin bieber!-- happybirthdaypattie

Germany better NOT put OG Mally up for adoption.

Germany better NOT put OG Mally up for adoption.-- Kidd Drama

Mally has been taken away from Justin because he didn't have the paperwork to own a monkey. HE IS JUSTIN BIEBER HE DON'T NEED PAPERS #FREEOG

Mally has been taken away from Justin because he didn't have the paperwork to own a monkey. HE IS JUSTIN BIEBER HE DON'T NEED PAPERS #FREEOG-- Justin Bieber Fan.

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While others are disturbed by reports that Bieber has not attempted to contact the shelter.

@justinbieber You've got only 3 weeks left to take OG Mally from the animal shelter.. Important papers are missing.. You care, don't you? :(

@justinbieber You've got only 3 weeks left to take OG Mally from the animal shelter.. Important papers are missing.. You care, don't you? :(-- HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMY

@mellythemonkey Justin ! Please call the shelter in munich ! They think you don't care about mally !

@mellythemonkey Justin ! Please call the shelter in munich ! They think you don't care about mally !-- 5th april

A few Beliebers don't understand how international customs regulations work.

#FreeMally trend this to get mally free and back to justin.

#FreeMally trend this to get mally free and back to justin.-- Happy Bday Pattie!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TREND #WeWantMallyBack please? they might give Justin Mally back if this trends!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TREND #WeWantMallyBack please? they might give Justin Mally back if this trends!-- Justin Bieber

And then there are THESE fans...

those fackking nazi's must give us Mally back! #DeutschlandGiveUsMallyBack

those fackking nazi's must give us Mally back! #DeutschlandGiveUsMallyBack-- Justin Bieber

The Nazis should give Mally back-- Dallas

The Germans are being sweet 2 OG! #Free #OG MALLY BIEBER @JUSTINBIEBER http://t.co/4OD1xVlBNG

The Germans are being sweet 2 OG! #Free #OG MALLY BIEBER @JUSTINBIEBER http://t.co/4OD1xVlBNG-- M A L L Y M A L L

Bieber has 13 more "Believe" tour dates in Europe. He'll depart the E.U. on April 30th, approximately the same date by which he must retrieve his pet. The singer's rep did not return a request for comment.

German reporters were allowed into the shelter Tuesday to obtain footage and images of the famous monkey in quarantine. He's pretty adorable.

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