Germany takes ownership of Bieber's monkey

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Bieber loses ownership of monkeyJustin Bieber's pet monkey is now the property of Germany, The Associated Press reports. Mally, the monkey, was seized by German customs when Bieber failed to produce required vaccination and import papers for the animal after landing in Munich for a European tour. He had until midnight Friday to produce those documents. Customs spokesman Thomas Meister said after offices opened following a holiday weekend that officials received no documents. He said the customs authority issued an order later Tuesday formally transferring ownership of the animal to the German state. Bieber, 19, has six weeks to contest the decision if he wants to do so. Germany's Federal Agency for Nature Conservation said the monkey would be sent to a zoo somewhere in Germany.

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