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MJ's Animals Won't Flock Back to Neverland

6/30/2009 4:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If Neverland Ranch is turned into a memorial site for Michael Jackson, don't expect MJ's once beloved animals to make a triumphant return.

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We spoke to Tippi Hedren -- who runs the Shambala Preserve in California where MJ's former tigers (Thriller and Sabu) live -- and she said, "The animals will not be going back ... they're staying with me at the sanctuary."

We also talked to Freddie Hancock -- the owner of the Voices of the Wild Foundation in Arizona which houses MJ's giraffes, birds and reptiles -- and she told us, "These animals have become a part of our lives as they were a part of Michael's ... [the return to Neverland] would depend on a variety of circumstances."

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46.

Nicole    

AND YOU ALL SHOULD BE ASHAME OF STATING WETHER OR NOT MICHAEL WAS THE "BIOLOGICAL" FATHER WHO CARES !!!!!!!!!!!! HE WAS THEIR ONLY DADDY AND ALWAYS WILL BE!!!!!
ITS 2009 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE NOW A DAYS BIOLOGICAL OR NOT!!!!!!! THEY WERE LOVED AND CARED FOR AND KNEW ONLY MICHAEL AS THEIR DADDY AND IT SHOULD ALWAYS REMAIN THAT WAY!!!!

HIS OLDEST SON HAS HIS FEATURES ALL THE WAY (just an FYI )

1904 days ago
47.

Nicole    

AND GEE WHAT A NICE GESTURE TOO GIVE HIM HIS HOME BACK AFTER THEY TOOK IT AWAY FROM HIM ( NOT NICE )
THEIR SHOULD BE A Memorial place and im sure there will be lots of them all around the world but to do it where he lost everything when he was alive (and that place meant so much to him ...when he lost it he was devastated) and now that hes passed on they wanna give it back thats cruel!!

Nicole
R I P
michael Jackson

1904 days ago
48.

BajanSweetz    

I think the animals should not be sent back to nverland. If anything they should go to the public zoo where children will enjoy seeing them. I believe Michael would've love that very much.

1904 days ago
49.

guinevere    

The Center for Great Apes is an amazing animal sanctuary. Most of its residents are apes from the entertainment industry whom the trainers (and, in MJ's case, owners) could no longer control simply because of their sizes and personalities.

Bubbles has been there since 2005, when he became too much for his original trainer to handle.

There was a story about this sanctuary in the Southwest Airlines magazine, "Sprit" awhile back.

for those who missed it the first 2 or 3 times, here is the link to Bubbles' page: http://www.centerforgreatapes.org/residents-details.aspx?id=6

1904 days ago
50.

cherklin    

WHATS WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU DON'T YOU HAVE ANY DESECENCY

1904 days ago
51.

jooncaber    

ANIMALS NEED THEIR FIX TOO

1904 days ago
52.

white-eagle    

please people MJ was just a little black boy from Gary Indiana who got a break just like many other people in the business
and because of the spin doctors he became a "star" and abused his meds and died end of story. Billy Mays died same reason,
same way, same age and all he got was a one day small paragraph on page two. get over yourselves and bury the pervert.
Oh, and Farrah Faucet died also, as did Ed McMahen and my mother, and a lot of others big deal get some news worthy of printing

1904 days ago
53.

white-eagle    

no comment

1904 days ago
54.

lisa    

How sad....what is going to happen to the animals?

1903 days ago
55.

cherklin    

everyone s always loved you michael and we will miss you and your peace for the world; happiness for all the children

there are alot of people without your understanding and they will never have it that's why they gave you such a hard time

they were jealous ..................................................................................................................................................................

thank you michael for everything god bless

cheri klinefelter

1901 days ago
56.

MJloverForever*nd*Always    

I have been a huge MJ fan since I was a little girl. There has never been a time where I thought Michael was a pedophile or CHild molester, because I didnt belive all the lies and crap the media said and printed. Im sure Michael would want the animals back at his estate, but only if his family is there to love and take care of them.
And this goes to all the MJ hater: Get over yourself and find something better to do with your life. Stop spitting crap about a genius that you never got to know. And im pretty sure he would love for everyone to stop talking about his children. Just because Paris wants to follow in his footsteps doesn't mean you hvae to call her out nd talk crap about her, or Prince, or blanket. Like I said, GET OVER YOURSELVES.
Just leave him and his family...ALONE!

989 days ago
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