Justin Bieber may have left Mally the monkey behind in Germany, but the bill for Mally's care looks to be following him back to the States.
Bieber will owe several thousand euros for food, care and vet visits over the two months since the capuchin monkey was seized March 28, an official said Friday. The singer flew into the country on a private jet without the proper paperwork to get the critter, now 20 weeks old, through customs.
"You can bet we are going to ask for that money back," customs spokesman Thomas Meister told the Associated Press.
The animal was reportedly a 19th-birthday gift to the Biebs from music producer Jamal "Mally Mall" Rashid, who has his own capuchin, named Bubbz.
Bieber had until midnight in Germany to claim the capuchin. Previously, e-mails coming from Bieber's camp but not from the singer himself reportedly said that he didn't want the monkey anymore and asked that it be placed in a zoo.