Justin Bieber wants his pet monkey to stay in a rescue facility.

The 'Beauty and a Beat' hitmaker's animal Mally was seized by customs in Berlin, Germany, last month after it was discovered he was trying to sneak the creature in without the correct papers, but Justin has now decided he doesn't want his furry pal back.

Although the 19-year-old star had the opportunity to reclaim Mally from the country before May 17, he instead urged his manager Scooter Braun to ask for the monkey to be re-homed by the animal centre which is currently looking after it.

However, the boss of the facility, Karl Heinz Joachim, believes it may be too late for Mally to integrate with his fellow mammals after being deprived of their contact.

He said: ''There are a great many suitable places that have offered to take Mally and integrate him with their own Capuchin monkeys where he would be much more happy with his own kind.

''A baby monkey was never going to be suited to be on a world tour even if he is travelling by private jet.

''He should be out in the wild climbing tress and learning from other monkeys if he isn't to have serious psychological problems later in life.''

Justin could face charges of over £10,000 due to his reckless behaviour towards the pet.