The cost of care, food and vet visits for capuchin monkey Mally is several thousand euros, a spokesman for Munich’s customs office says.
Thomas Meister says Bieber has until midnight to claim the monkey seized by authorities on March 28 when the singer failed to produce its papers after landing in Munich on tour.
The shelter says his management company has asked that the 20-week-old monkey be placed in a zoo.
But customs has yet to receive a formal request for that from Bieber or an authorised representative.
• Bieber forced to leave monkey in quarantine (30 Mar)
• Star appears to have ‘abandoned’ Mally (14 May)