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Justin Bieber’s Illegal Monkey Still ‘Has Issues’

The singer owned the “pet” back in 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14:  Honoree Justin Bieber poses with a monkey onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Mally the capuchin monkey seized from Justin Bieber by German authorities in 2013 is apparently still recovering from living with his popstar owner.

The endangered Capuchin, was owned by the ‘Friends’ singer back in 2013, but was confiscated by German officials at an airport in Munich as Justin didn’t have the paperwork for his “pet”.

Justin reportedly vowed to return with the proper documentation to retreive Mally but never did, which has led many to believe that the monkey was purchased on the black market.

The capuchin monkey "Mally" formerly owned by Canadian singer Justin Bieber (not in pic) plays in his new home the Serengeti-Park in Hodenhagen, northern Germany, on June 26, 2013. The German customs authority confiscated the monkey in March 2013 while Justin Bieber arrived at the Munich airport. AFP PHOTO / CARMEN JASPERSEN (Photo credit should read CARMEN JASPERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Today Mally is trying to live his best life in Germany’s ‘Serengeti Wildlife Park’, but he continues to struggle.

“He still has issues speaking the capuchin language,” Asta Knoth, a rep for the zoo told Babe. “He still tries to imitate human speech. He sometimes makes weird scratchy sounds which are not typical for capuchins. That’s why we think he still tries to talk to humans.”

Bieber told GQ in 2015 that he was interested in purchasing a second monkey, saying ‘monkeys are awesome.’ Fortunately this hasn’t come in to fruition.

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