These Are Ten Famous Celebrities With Their Most Unusual Pets

SlappedHamPublished: October 4, 201613 views
Published: October 4, 2016

Being a celebrity comes with many benefits which include having enough money to indulge in various types of strange hobbies. One such hobby is the acquisition of exotic animals. It would appear that many famous people have developed a penchant for weird pets.

Elvis Presley received a kangaroo as his pet in 1957. Unfortunately, after trying to train the animal, which proved to be quite difficult, Elvis gifted the kangaroo to the Memphis Zoo.

Salvador Dali, the eccentric, surrealist artist owned a Colombian ocelot named Babou, was acquired in the early 60s. While standard donkeys are common farm animals, the miniature ones are rather unusual. Reese has had a lifelong love of donkeys and recently she purchased ‘Honkey’ and ‘Tonkey’, two miniature versions of donkeys. Chimps and monkeys are actually popular exotic pets with celebrities and Kim Kardashian is no exception. However, unlike most other celebrities, Kim was criticized by many as acquiring the pet for publicity purposes which may or may not have been the case.

The ‘Twilight’ star actress Kristen Stewart, owns a rare wolf-dog crossbreed named ‘Jack’. Such hybrids are relatively rare and only legal in certain states. Still, the wolf-dog is fitting considering the role werewolves play in her most famous series of films. Although small turtles are common pets, Leo purchased a large, 38-pound tortoise in 2010 and it is expected to grow up to 90kg (200 pounds) over its 80 year lifetime. As far as celebrities with strange pets go, Leo certainly qualifies.

Michael Jackson, the late King of Pop was fond of all types of animals including his beloved chimpanzee Bubbles, but the most exotic was a large Bengal tiger appropriately named ‘Thriller’. The 375-pound animal outlived the pop star but passed away recently.

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