Pop sensation Justin Bieber reportedly owes thousands of euro to an animal shelter in Germany that has been holding his monkey after it was seized by customs in March.

The 19-year-old star has been landed with a hefty bill after missing the deadline to collect his monkey pet Mally, and now his pet is set for a permanent move to either a zoo or a park.

The monkey was removed from Bieber’s care when he failed to provide vaccination or import papers when he tried to bring the animal into Germany during his recent tour.

Heinz Joachim, the manager of the centre which has been housing Mally, has insisted he should be reimbursed for the cost of taking care of the singer's pet which amounts to several thousand euro.

He also slammed the star for only buying one, stating that capuchin monkeys are social animals happier in groups.


He told the Associated Press: ''The best thing would be not to buy one at all, but if you do, buy five.''

Meanwhile Thomas Meister, a spokesman for Munich customs, revealed they need contact with the monkey's owner before a final decision can be reached.

He added: ''Our contact is the person that the monkey belongs to...We've had contact with lots of people but none of them was an authorised representative.''

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