Bubbles: 7 Things You Never Knew About Michael Jackson’s Pet Chimp

A closer look at the world’s most famous primate.

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On Tour

Michael Jackson's pet chimp Bubbles.
Bubbles Still very much alive and well. Image Getty

Arguably the high point of Michael Jackson’s friendship with Bubbles came in 1987, when Bubbles accompanied the King of Pop on the Bad World Tour.

While in Tokyo, the pair reportedly shared a two-bedroom hotel suit, while Bubbles also accompanied Jackson during a social visit to meet the Mayor of Osaka, where he sat quietly in the corner drinking tea. Alas, plans hit a bit of a snag when the tour headed to Sweden, with the Scandinavian country’s strict quarantine laws preventing Bubbles from entering.

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