Exotic pets of celebrities of the past
The love of our lesser brothers is in one way or another inherent in every person. And each of us, voluntarily or involuntarily, chooses the “object” of his love among the representatives of the animal world. Someone closer cats, some dogs, and someone, by virtue of their nature, prefers exotic animals.
It often happens that many, especially famous people, strive to acquire a special pet to emphasize their outrageousness, to attract additional attention, sometimes even to shock others. Well, pay tribute to fashion.
It is now difficult to surprise someone with exotic animals at home. It is worth a star to get such a favorite, as this news becomes the property of the whole world. But the fact that many public people of the past also acquired unusual animals is not known to everyone.
So Salvador Dali, known for his eccentric antics and extraordinary behavior, is captured in many photos by strolling with an anteater or with an ocelot in his hands.
Everyone believes that the animals belong to him. But this is not so. The anteater belonged to the Paris Zoo, and the artist simply loved him very much and took patronage over him. And the ocelot (and not one, but two) belonged to the manager of Dali – John Peter Moore. True, Dali really bought the first of their cats as a kitten, but immediately threw him Mura as a rally, but he did not get confused, but found a common language with the predator and became his caring and beloved owner. But who actually lived with Dali is a bat, but then he was 5 years old and the photos of the pet were not preserved, but the fact itself was reflected in his work.
Elvis Presley was a big animal lover. He even had a small farm where he bred ducks, turkeys, pigs. There were still horses and mules, and over time, the farm population was replenished with two wallaby kangaroos, which fans gave him.
Hugh Hefner, founder of the Playboy empire, also owned a large number of animals. Not so long ago, in 2014, on his Instagram, he shared a photograph dated 1974, in which he is captured with one of his favorites – Lama Lambert.
On the set of the film “Green Estates” in 1958, a deer was supposed to become a partner Audrey Hepburn. So the actress met Pippin. They became attached to each other, and after filming the deer moved to Audrey’s house.
Hundreds of photographs confirm this. Unfortunately, after 1959, Pippin’s traces are lost …
Michael Jackson has long been a tutor for the Bubbles chimpanzee. The singer saved the baby in 1982, having bought from a research laboratory, and settled it. Michael took care of the monkey for a long 20 years.
But over time, Bubbles has become an adult, strong and aggressive animal. Realizing that he could not cope with him, the singer was forced to take him to a shelter for a great apes, where Babbles still lives. About the life of the Bubbles, they even planned to make a cartoon, but, unfortunately, the Netflix studio abandoned this project.
In the 30s and 40s of the last century, a boom took place – a fashion for home cheetahs. Among the stars of that time, the owners of these cats were the dancer and singer Josephine Baker