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Justin Bieber’s pet monkey has a new home

  Mally the monkey was confiscated by German customs officials when the pop star brought him to Munich during his world tour in March. The pet has now been released from quarantine and moved to a zoo in Northern Germany.

Meet April and The Monkey Man

  April the monkey quickly became a viral sensation after snatching a police officer's pen, but prior to that she was already a local celebrity. KRIS's Morgan Frances reports.

Cop bitten by monkey while writing speeding ticket

  A rookie Texas police officer was writing a speeding ticket and asked the driver to sign it when a pet monkey launched a sneak attack from the back seat and bit the officer’s hand.

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  Monkey goes ape on cop during traffic stop

A police officer in Texas is surprised during a routine traffic stop when a monkey seemingly comes out of nowhere, biting him on the hand, as he issues a ticket to the animals owner in the driver seat. Morgan Frances, of KRIS, reports.

  Author gets inspiration from Fla. ‘freak festival’

Carl Hiaasen has won international acclaim for his humorous skewering of shady characters in his beloved Florida. He talks about his new book, “Bad Monkey,” which features Medicare fraudsters, restaurant inspectors, and a very bad monkey.

  Zookeepers nurture rare monkey in Australia

Zookeepers at Sydney Zoo have been hand-rearing a rare leaf monkey after its mother failed to feed it properly. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Justin Beiber's monkey stays in Germany

Justin Beiber's monkey, Mally, will now live in a German wildlife park after the singer failed to produce the necessary paperwork to get Mally back. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Monkey given pigs liver in China

Doctors in China believe the success of a liver transplant from a genetically modified pig to a macaque monkey could be a futuristic solution for human transplant surgery. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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The capuchin monkey "Mally" formerly owned by Canadian singer Justin Bieber plays in his new home the Serengeti-Park in Hodenhagen, northern Germany, on June 26, 2013. The German customs authority confiscated the monkey in March 2013 while Justin Bieber arrived at the Munich airport. AFP PHOTO / CA

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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ISABELLE TOUSSAINT -- A file photo taken on July 23, 2013 shows a female monkey named "Loona" drinking water in Lyon, southeastern France. AFP PHOTO JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEKJEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images

A monkey plays in a pond surrounded by carps at a wildlife park in Hefei, Anhui province
A monkey plays in a pond surrounded by carps at a wildlife park in Hefei, Anhui province

A monkey plays in a pond surrounded by carps at a wildlife park in Hefei, Anhui province July 16, 2013. Picture taken July 16, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA