Strange Celebrity Pets

Stars and their unusual animals.

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Justin Bieber - Strange celebrity behavior isn't just limited to fashion choices, Twitter rants and questionable relationships. Sometimes, stars adopt crazy critters in the name of companionship.Our list of strange celebrity pets kicks off with Justin Bieber and his pet capuchin monkey, Mally. Biebs and the tiny mammal, given to him by a record producer, were inseparable until Mally was confiscated by customs authorities in Munich, Germany, last month. Guess the superstar didn't know even monkeys need passports. (Photo: Justin Bieber via Instagram)

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Michael Jackson - What do you get the guy who has everything? Try a primate. Jackson adopted Bubbles the Chimp from a Texas research facility in the early 1980s and took him around the world. Bubbles even joined Michael for a tour stop in Japan, where they both had tea with the Mayor of Osaka. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Kris Jenner - Those wacky Kardashians! In the name of good television, America's most famous sisters buy their momager Kris Jenner a monkey to quell her baby fever. Unfortunately, the joke backfired when animal activists blasted them for their insensitivity to primates. Good thing they didn't put the chimp in a bikini and six-inch heels.  (Photo: E! Entertainment via Youtube)

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Kris Jenner - Those wacky Kardashians! In the name of good television, America's most famous sisters buy their momager Kris Jenner a monkey to quell her baby fever. Unfortunately, the joke backfired when animal activists blasted them for their insensitivity to primates. Good thing they didn't put the chimp in a bikini and six-inch heels. (Photo: E! Entertainment via Youtube)

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Mike Tyson - What better pet for a ferocious fighter than a baby tiger. Tyson collected a number of white tigers (the most expensive kind) during his years as a heavyweight champ, but had to give them up when their care became too pricey. He later moved on to...pigeons. (Photo: Holly Stein /Allsport)

Josephine Baker - "God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers."(Photo: Trascendental Graphics/Getty Images)

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Josephine Baker - Good thing PETA wasn't around in the 1930s. Singer Josephine Baker traveled the world with her pet cheetah, Chiquita, who she decked out with a diamond-crusted collar. Wonder how Chiquita felt about Baker's signature furs?  (Photo: Trascendental Graphics/Getty Images)

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Frida Kahlo - Unable to have any children of her own, this Mexican painter threw herself into caring for several animals, including monkeys. Kahlo frequently depicted her "children" in her paintings.  (Painting: Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait)

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Frida Kahlo - Unable to have any children of her own, this Mexican painter threw herself into caring for several animals, including monkeys. Kahlo frequently depicted her "children" in her paintings. (Painting: Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait)

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Leonardo DiCaprio - Slow and steady wins the race for the Django Unchained star, who keeps a pet tortoise. Breeders say the amphibian will live up to 80 years, far outlasting any of DiCaprio's girlfriends. (Photos from left: Chris Joseph/Capital Pictures via Retna, Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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Slash - One snake is usually enough for the average person, but not for the Guns 'N Roses guitarist. Slash is known to have a reptile fetish, particularly for boas and pythons, and keeps several as pets in custom cages at his Beverly Hills home.  (Photos from left: Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Oakley, Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mikki Moore - Boston is far from the swamps, but that didn't stop the Celtics player from housing a trio of American alligators. The NBA player also owns a pair of boa constrictors.  (Photos from left: Chris Trotman/Getty Images, Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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Mikki Moore - Boston is far from the swamps, but that didn't stop the Celtics player from housing a trio of American alligators. The NBA player also owns a pair of boa constrictors. (Photos from left: Chris Trotman/Getty Images, Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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50 Cent - OK, a dog isn't inherently a strange pet, but Fiddy managed to make it one by naming his Oprah. The rapper gave his canine the moniker after a feud with the talk-show queen, but was forced to explain himself when the OWN boss interviewed him years later. "You know how they say a dog is man's best friend?" he replied sheepishly.  (Photo: 50 Cent via Twitter)