While just about every celebrity these days has made their dogs and cats into social media stars, some celebrities have more unusual animals in their lives.
The days when Michael Jackson went everywhere with his chimpanzee Bubbles are sadly a thing of the past, but some celebs still keep the company of some pretty interesting creatures. Let’s take a look at three of the most exotic of them.
Nicolas Cage’s Octopus
Nicolas Cage might be the most eccentric actor of his generation, with those impulses showing up both on-screen and off-screen. He is known to spend huge amounts of money on obscure objects, including a dinosaur skull, and some of the strange things he buys are actually living things.
One time he spent $150,000 on an octopus, and his reason for doing so was to study it, hoping to learn something from it which he could use as an actor, as he has done in the past with various other animals. He’s definitely an odd one, but it all pays off with his magnificent performances.
Justin Bieber’s Capuchin Monkey
Justin Bieber has definitely tried to emulate Michael Jackson as a singer and dancer and having a pet monkey definitely fits the bill as well. Justin was gifted a baby capuchin monkey by the producer Jamal “Mally Mall” Rashid. Named OG Mally, the monkey was aboard Bieber’s private jet when they landed at Franz Josef Strauss Airport in Germany, and it ended up being quarantined.
Bieber unsurprisingly did not have proper documentation for OG Mally, and the monkey now resides in a zoo with his own kind, which is definitely for the best.
Vanilla Ice’s Wallaroo
Ice Ice Wallaby! We have not heard much of Vanilla Ice’s music in recent years, but he comes up in conversation now and then for some silly thing in his life, such as the Wallaroo he owns. Its name is Bucky Buckaroo, and it is a cross between a wallaby and kangaroo.
One time, the wallaroo ran away along with his pet goat, and Ice was freaking out, but thankfully, the animal control officers found them. Ice couldn’t get his pets back until he paid a $220 fine and declared that he would update the permits needed for exotic animals.