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"Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends" as said by George Bernard Shaw is true in all senses. We humans have been capturing animals since the very beginning of human civilization and the love for pets keeps on increasing. At the end of the day, your pet will always love you no matter how your day was. Pets can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression; and studies prove it to be true. Celebrities have taken their pet love to a whole new level.
Let's have a look at some of the weirdest celebrity pets.
The image above is of Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee "Bubble." Bubble was a frequent companion to Michael on his tours. He also had to face media mockery due to his attachment with Bubble. Bubble also had the honour to have tea with the mayor of Osaka. I bet he can dance too.
World's most aggressive boxer deserves an aggressive animal, but don't you think a tiger will be too aggressive? Mike Tyson had purchased three white Bengal tigers!! His love for tigers can be seen in The Hangover Part II. "When it's a little babyTiger you sleep with him but then they grow and the next thing you know is they are 300,400 pounds and they're still in bed with you" stated the fighter.
Actor George Clooney was very attached to his pig "Max." He received it from his ex-girlfriend. He took great care of him and even slept with him. Clooney says Max saved my life once, as he woke me up before an earthquake. Max also traveled with him on John Travolta's private jet!!
Adding to the list of weirdest pets is Nicholas Cage with his pet octopus. When you are rich you can buy almost anything and Nicolas Cage proves it right. Nicolas Cage had an octopus as well as two snakes named Shelba and Moby. The octopus was bought for $150,000. The reason Nicolas states behind buying an octopus is that it helped him with his acting skills. WHAT????
Slash or the world's greatest guitarist has shown his love for reptiles many times. He can be seen in many videos with his snakes. Slash is not just another pet lover or a guy who owns a snake, he is an avid reader of the "REPTILES" magazine. Slash has a thorough knowledge of numerous species of snakes and their husbandry. I guess that's where the inspiration for "Anesthesia" comes from.
The average age of a tortoise is 100 years and Leonardo DiCaprio owns a sulcata tortoise. The actor didn't have any specific intentions behind buying it. It's just his love for nature which can be seen from this gesture. The tortoise cost Leonardo $400.
Kristen Stewart is known for dating werewolf in the "Twilight" series. But little do we know about her love for the wolf-dog hybrids. She bought them from Florida and has four of them namely Jack, Lily, Tommy, and Lola. Her mother had to file an order against a neighbour for accusations that Kristen illegally keeps wolves.
You cannot buy anything you don't know about or anything which is most distinct unless you are Paris Hilton. Baby luv as Paris calls her kinkajou is a rainforest mammal and is commonly known as "honey bear." The animal also bit her once.
Audrey Hepburn was a film and fashion icon during Hollywood's golden age. She met the deer "Pippin" on the sets of the movie "Green Mansions." The animal trainer on the sets suggested that she took the deer with her so that she could bond with the animal. And thereof Pippin followed her everywhere and rarely was she seen without Pippin.
Whatever your pet be, never ever take this planet for granted. We are no one to own these animals, we love all animals equally. Always remember one thing "Nature never did betray the heart that loved her."