It’s not uncommon to hear about a new and outrageous celebrity pet in the news or on social media often, from exotic zoo animals to farm animals in the house to just plain odd or less common companions. However, there have been some particular instances of this occurrence where more famous individuals have super unusual animals that they keep or where their animals get their own fame.
Animal lovers, curious readers, history buffs, and celebrity watchers will all enjoy this topic of interest for the day. Here are some of the most famous celebs in history with unusual pets.
Kristen Stewart gained a heavy deal of fame from her main role in the Twilight movie series, and her career has continued strong over the years. She owns a pet wolf hybrid named Jack, which kind of goes along with the whole Twilight theme we suppose. Kristen has talked about Jack a few times and says that he is super lovable and sweet.
It was well known and talked about that Michael Jackson had a habit of keeping strange companion animals, but Bubbles the chimpanzee took the spotlight for a long time. Bubbles was featured in multiple photoshoots with Michael and often discussed by fans. The chimpanzee was reportedly over 20 years old when Jackson died and was moved to a sanctuary in Florida.
Mike Tyson has his fair share of fame from many different parts of his career, and his unusual pet made a special appearance in a movie with him once. In the movie The Hangover, Mike and his pet tiger both appeared for a scene. Tyson has owned multiple tigers in the 90s and 2000s and shared plenty of interesting stories to do with them.
Vanilla Ice has been known for his rap career, but the American rapper has owned a few odd companions over the years too. He had a goat named Pancho that escaped his home in 2004, but another animal took attention at the time. Vanilla Ice’s pet wallaroo escaped in 2004 as well, he was named Bucky and was brought back home after an incident involving scratching a woman.
Clooney has had his many decades in the limelight, and similar to himself his unusual animal had plenty of spotlight attention too. George had a pet potbellied pig named Max who was even deemed “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine for over a decade. Max died in 2006 and it devastated Clooney as well as plenty of Max fans.
We wouldn’t be that surprised to find out that Dali had odd pets considering his art style. But, surrealist Salvador Dali was captured in a photo walking his unusual companion in Paris in 1969. The artist-owned a pet anteater for a while that he even brought out into the streets of Paris for walks. He definitely takes a prize for the most unique pet.
This list gives you some intriguing insight into the history of some more famous individuals with odd pet choices or the more famous unusual pets that celebs have had. Many of us could only dream about having an expensive or out of this world pet, and plenty of us are certainly comfortable with just a cat or dog (or no pets at all) in our lives.
There are plenty more cases of our favorite celebrities and famous individuals keeping companions we wouldn’t or couldn’t have in our own homes, but this list gives you a good idea of some of these animals as well as the people that have kept them over the years.