17 Celebrity Pets That Will Make You Say, “Wow WTF?”
But more importantly, what exactly is a wallaroo???
Note: We don’t recommend that you run out and get an exotic pet. Some of these animals have very specific needs that owners were ultimately unable to meet, or were traded on the black market. We’re just delving into the minds of the rich and the famous for your internet browsing pleasure.
1. Michael Jackson’s chimp
Michael Jackson’s chimpanzee, Bubbles, went with him everywhere. Now Bubbles is living in a sanctuary in Florida.
2. Justin Bieber’s monkey
Yes, it pains me to include this sordid tale on the list, too. But who can forget Bieber’s Capuchin monkey, who was seized from him and delivered to a zoo?
3. George Clooney’s pot-bellied pig
The late pig, named Max, is rumored to have ruined at least two of Clooney’s relationships.
4. Mike Tyson’s tigers
Tyson owned a number of big cats during his career, but the most famous were his three Bengal tigers, which are riffed on in The Hangover. At least one is now at a USDA-licensed sanctuary.
5. Slash’s pythons
Slash, a noted reptile enthusiast, has a huge collection of pythons he has custom cages for.
6. Elvis Presley’s wallaby
An Australian fan gifted Presley a wallaby in 1957, which he donated to the Memphis Zoo.
7. Paris Hilton’s kinkajou
Named Baby Luv, this kinkajou made headlines after she(???) bit Hilton, sending her to the doctor.
8. Phyllis Gordon’s cheetah
At the time exotic pets were in vogue and Gordon was known to be on trend. Here she’s shopping on the streets of London.
9. Tom Felton’s chinchilla
According to some behind-the-scenes Harry Potter footage, Felton had a chinchilla named Stanley when he was nine.
10. Reese Witherspoon’s donkeys
Witherspoon has two donkeys, named Honky and Tonky, out in California where their pastimes include annoying her neighbors.
11. Salvador Dalí’s ocelot
For a time, Dalí couldn’t be seen without his treasured ocelot, Babou, who often joined him at the dinner table.
12. Leonardo DiCaprio’s tortoise
DiCaprio reportedly spent $400 to buy a tortoise at the North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show.
13. Kirstie Alley’s lemurs
Kirstie Alley has 14 lemurs—and once snuck one onto a plane by pretending it was a cat.
14. Audrey Hepburn’s deer
They on the set of Green Mansions, where an animal trainer suggested Audrey adopt the fawn, Pippin, so the pair could bond.
15. Nicolas Cage’s cobras
Cage had two albino cobras, which he ended up giving to a zoo.
16. Martha Stewart’s peacocks