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Bubbles forgotten by Michael Jackson's family

By bangshowbiz.com | Dec 19, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 5 ]

Michael Jackson's beloved pet chimpanzee has been dumped by the singer's family.

The 'Thriller' hitmaker - who died in 2009 - was extremely close to Bubbles and allowed him to live a life of luxury at his Neverland ranch when he was alive.

However, since Michael's death, Bubbles has reportedly been neglected by Michael's family and don't contribute to the chimp's $20,000 -a-year upkeep.

Patti Ragan, founder of the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida, where Bubbles is living ''in retirement'', told National Enquirer magazine: ''Bubbles was not provided for in Michael Jackson's will''.

Michael's three children, Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and 10-year-old 'Blanket', used to play with Bubbles but have never been to visit their former friend at his new home.

Michael adopted Bubbles in 1983 and the pair formed a unique bond with the King of Pop often dressing the ape in the same outfit he was wearing. He would also be accompanied by his animal pal to awards ceremonies and showbiz events.

It was recently claimed the 'Billie Jean' singer was convinced his pet had an instinct for being able to tell who in his family was trying to live off his fortune.

Michael is said to have barred siblings from his Neverland ranch if the pet did not like them.

The late pop superstar reportedly told staff: ''He is a good judge of character''.

A former housekeeper said: ''Bubbles often would be a gauge for Michael to decide who should stay and go''.

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Hey footsek bubbles u hated Michael's family because they are Black and didnt bleach their skins like what you boss Michael did. Its about time u start leaving like other baboons. There is no Michael this time so u will eat what-ever they give u. U are no longer a celebrity.

Dec 20, 2012 10:17 | 0 replies

Bubbles is a tokolshe

Dec 20, 2012 10:27 | 0 replies

Lol..welcome to the world of humans bubbles...i bet they use to kiss and hug you while michael was still alive...

Dec 20, 2012 11:13 | 0 replies

it is not normal that when the owner d!es, his/her house, car and other assets fall apart. Inheritors usually do not value the dece'ased's assets like s(he) used to.

Dec 20, 2012 12:40 | 0 replies
Dec 24, 2012 11:56 | 0 replies