Everyone knows there are weird habits of the rich and famous. These range from Kesha drinking her own pee to Beyonce’s fondness for her own brand of weird snacks, Bananas with Ketchup. However, one major similarity we share with the stunning stars of the entertainment industry is our shared love of pets.
Images of cute Persian kittens and smiling golden retrievers spring to mind when we think of “pets,” but some do celebrities have reached a fairly advanced level in regards to this animal worship and have not been afraid to show it to the world by petting exotic animals such as turtles, tigers and monkeys. Here is a list of 10 A-list celebrities with exotic animals as pets.
Leonardo DiCaprio and his 80-year-old turtle
While one glimpse of a cute Pomeranian is enough for most of us to snap up a bargain to take the furry creature home; The Hollywood superstar set his heart on a 10-year-old sulcata tortoise, shelling out $400 for the enigmatic 105-kg animal in 2010. The tortoise can live up to 80 years, which is longer than the average life expectancy of a human. The report states that the actor intended to buy the largest turtle at the North American Reptile Breeders Conference and was successful.
Justin Bieber and his capuchin monkey
The tragic love story between Bieber and his pet capuchin monkey is well known. The pop superstar got this exotic beast on his 19th birthdayth Birthday in 2013 who was affectionately called OG Mally. Unfortunately, his tour to Germany that same year marked the beginning of the end of that bond when Bieber abandoned the animal after quarantine. The animal was given to the German Zoo, where a representative reported that it was “extremely frightened, disoriented and struggling to assimilate into its kind.”
Reese Witherspoon and her line of exotic pets
That Naturally blond The star’s love of pets isn’t limited to dogs or cats as she has a wealth of animals in her possession including her pet donkeys Honky and Tonky, two pigs, a horse and 20 chickens. It is believed that she practices yoga with her two goats, Martha and George Washington. In an interview, she affirmed the value of pet ownership, saying, “It’s so good for the kids to learn about animals, kindness and compassion.” She further added, “I make them clean stalls and all that stuff.” .”
Mike Tyson and Tigers
One of the most respected boxers in the world is the owner of the world’s most exotic cat. Mike Tyson is known for owning tigers and even keeping his bouncy pals in his apartment. This otherwise dangerous act of having a tiger as a roommate met setbacks when a woman was attacked and her arm ripped off by one of the residents named Kenya. Tyson took responsibility and compensated the woman for her dismemberment. Today, Tyson is a free man and seems freed from the company of his royal cats.
Nicolas Cage and his Cobras
One of Hollywood’s most talented actors reported domesticating two venomous cobras named Sheba and Moby in 2003. However, Cage explained in an interview that his unfathomable affection and admiration for the venomous beasts always went unrequited. That face off star said: “They tried to hypnotize me by showing me their back and then they pounced on me.”
However, the actor’s exotic tastes didn’t sit well with his neighbors. Cage told the New York Times, “The neighborhood wasn’t very happy that I had cobras, so I had them placed in a zoo.” We hope his friends have finally found the peace they deserve.
Amanda Seyfried and her farm
Amanda Seyfried is known for owning a number of exotic animals. She is open about her habit of collecting them, with the exception of her dog, Finn. These exotic animals include a miniature zebra named Kevin Sparkle, baby horse Antonie Woodberry, Beatrix the owl, Linda the baby chick and “Sha” Dynasty the deer. Her social media posts, in which she poses with her horses and chickens, reinforce her love of unconventional pets.
Malanie Griffith and her lion
The king of the jungle left his humble abode in the grasslands of the savannah and found safe haven with Melanie Griffith in the ’70s. Her mother, who decided to bring back a lion cub, shared the company of the peaceful wild animal she found during her visit to Africa.
Kristen Stewart and her wolves
The Twilight Saga Star showed her desire for the violent canines when she finally settled on her position as a member of Team Wolf after receiving one from her mother for her birthday in 2014. Sources have confirmed the mother-daughter duo’s bond over their love of wolves. “Kristen and her mother love wolves and see nothing wrong with keeping them as domestic pets,” a source told the Daily Star.