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Justin Bieber's Monkey Mally Poses for Cute Pic, Getting "Well-Earned Rest" at German Animal Shelter

Justin Bieber Monkey Mally Felix Hörhager/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Someone's ready for their close-up.

Justin Bieber's pet monkey Mally, who was seized by German officials and quarantined last week, is getting camera-friendly for a new photoshoot.

The adorable baby capuchin recently posed with some orange headphones next to a framed photo of its 19-year-old owner with the word "believe." Mally, who's currently being held at the Munich-Riem animal shelter, also got cuddly with some stuffed animals.

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According to a post from the shelter's website (loosely translated), "Mally is the cutest 14-week-old monkey who, since Holy Thursday evening, has lived in the custody of a Munich shelter. The baby animal was confiscated by customs officers at Munich airport because its owner, the 19-year-old Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, could not provide the necessary animal disease or species protection legal documents.

Justin Bieber, Mally, Monkey Courtesy of Stefan Heinrich

As the singer continues his tour following his Munich concert, little Mally is finally getting a well-earned rest. The little capuchin monkey is appropriately provided for, has veterinary care and also a big stuffed animal that it snuggles up to, as well as an active keeper as constant caregiver who cares for the animal and offers bodily contact."

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The post also states the Biebs told officials Mally was a present given to him for his recent 19th birthday. He has four weeks to turn in the proper paperwork to customs officials in order to regain custody of Mally.

"If not, Mally will be given to a good nursing ward that has experience with group rearing and care of young capuchin monkeys, from which the little disoriented Mally can become a healthy young capuchin male who is capable of forming a social community with his species."

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