• January 17, 2018
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Chris Brown’s pet monkey seized by authorities

Investigators determined the singer didn’t have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji

AP
10:17 January 13, 2018

California fish and wildlife agents have seized Chris Brown’s pet monkey from his Los Angeles home.

Capt Patrick Foy says on Friday that investigators determined the singer didn’t have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji.

The singer posted an Instagram video last month showing his three-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the monkey. Foy says that prompted a half-dozen calls to the wildlife department from concerned people.

Foy says Brown agreed to cooperate. Agents served a search warrant January 2 at his home.

Foy says Brown wasn’t there but had employees hand over the monkey in a cage.

Fiji is now at an undisclosed facility.

Brown could face a misdemeanour charge carrying a potential six-month jail sentence.

Email and phone message requests for comment from his representatives weren’t immediately returned.