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Posted: April 24, 2013 at 3:21 a.m.

German customs authorities said Tuesday that Justin Bieber’s monkey is going nowhere for now, even though the singer has apparently asked that it be removed from an animal shelter where it is staying and be placed in a zoo. Mally, a 17-week-old capuchin monkey, was seized by customs authorities March 28 when Bieber failed to produce the required papers after landing in Munich while on tour. Judith Brettmeister, spokesman for the Munich Animal Protection League shelter, where Mally has been kept since then, said Tuesday that her office has since received two e-mails from a representative saying he was with Bieber’s management company, one of which said, “Our team is looking into the idea of placing Mally at a zoo in Germany.” But customs spokesman Thomas Meister said Mally will stay in the shelter until Bieber or someone with his power of attorney gets in touch with customs officials directly. Bieber has until May 17 to provide Mally’s paperwork, Meister said. Ben Affleck, the Argo director-producer-star, is t

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