BERLIN (April 2, 2013)--German authorities have given Justin Bieber four weeks in which to pick up his pet monkey and if he doesn’t, the primate will be placed in permanent care.
German customs officers seized the capuchin monkey on Thursday after Bieber, 19, failed to produce the necessary customs documents after landing in Munich.
Reporters from around the world besieged the city animal shelter where 'Mally' the monkey is in quarantine.
The shelter said in a statement Tuesday that the 14-week-old animal shouldn't have been taken away from its mother until it was a year old.
German media report that several zoos have offered to give the monkey a home if the Canadian singer doesn't reclaim it in time.