14 Celebrities With Tigers, Turtles, and More Exotic Pets

With the busy lifestyles they lead, we can't imagine how our favorite celebrities would manage being pet owners on top of filming, tours, and raising a family. Yet many celebs have opted to adopt or purchase unusual animals . . . and we're not talking about Taylor Swift's cats or Katy Perry's dogs here.

Ahead, you'll find 15 celebrities and the exotic animals they took under their wings. From a 200-pound tortoise to wild tigers, no pet is too challenging or intimidating for these animal-loving folks!


Reese Witherspoon and Her Donkeys

In addition to a chocolate Labrador and a French Bulldog, Reese Witherspoon and her family are proud owners of two miniature donkeys, Honky and Tonky. In an interview with People, Witherspoon explained that she even gets her kids involved with taking care of the two docile donkeys. "I make them clean the stalls," she said.


Justin Bieber and His Capuchin Monkey

In 2013, singer Justin Bieber was given a capuchin monkey by a friend who knew he loved monkeys. Unfortunately, OG Mally was confiscated while accompanying Bieber in Germany while he was on tour.

Leonardo DiCaprio and His African Spurred Tortoise
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Leonardo DiCaprio and His African Spurred Tortoise

In 2010, actor and wildlife activist Leonardo DiCaprio treated himself to a $400 African spurred tortoise. The tortoise can reportedly live up to 80 years old and can weigh nearly 200 pounds.


Miley Cyrus and Her Pig

In a house full of dogs and cats, you'll also see a pig running around. Miley Cyrus, animal-lover and vegan, is the proud owner of a pig named Pig.


Tori Spelling and Her Pig

Tori Spelling is known for her fuzzy white chicken, Coco Chanel, but her family also welcomed another unusual addition to the family: a cute little pig.


Kirstie Alley and Her Lemurs

Kirstie Alley isn't your average animal-lover. She takes care of several lemurs and even tricked airport security into thinking a baby lemur was a cat during one of her travels.

Mike Tyson and His Tiger
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Mike Tyson and His Tiger

Mike Tyson loved tigers so much that he decided to get one for himself. There have been various videos over the years showing Tyson wrestling with her, and his love for tigers inspired his part in 2009's The Hangover.

George Clooney and His Pet Pig
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George Clooney and His Pet Pig

George Clooney's 300-pound potbellied pig lived to be 18 years old. The actor speaks dearly of his departed pig, as they were very close throughout the years.


Slash and His Pet Snakes

Guns N' Roses member Slash is a huge reptile fan and has owned several snakes throughout the years. You can see more photos of them on his Instagram, if you can sort through all the naked women and other Slash-type stuff.

Kristen Stewart and Her Wolves
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Kristen Stewart and Her Wolves

Twilight star Kristen Stewart grew up with wolves on her family's Santa Monica ranch. Her mother raised them, so she loved them and treated them as family.


Paris Hilton and Her Kinkajou

Leave it to Paris Hilton to own a kinkajou named Baby Luv. The Amazonian mammal bit Hilton, who was rushed to the hospital for a tetanus shot. However, there were no hard feelings between the two.


Hugh Hefner and His Llama

The late Hugh Hefner kept many animals on his property, including a llama named Lambert. In 2014, he shared a vintage photo of himself with his four-legged friend.

Nicole Kidman and Her Alpacas
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Nicole Kidman and Her Alpacas

In 2009, actress Nicole Kidman and her husband, Keith Urban, purchased four alpacas for their Australian mansion.

Melanie Griffith and Her Lion
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Melanie Griffith and Her Lion

Thanks to her mother (The Birds star Tippi Hedren), Melanie Griffith owned a lion named Neil in her youth. Years later, Griffith admitted that it was "beyond stupid" to have such a dangerous animal as a pet, and she continues to be involved with various conservation organizations, such as California's Shambala Preserve.