The lifestyles of the rich and famous sometimes include the ability to find and keep a dangerous wild animal as a pet. Sometimes these animals were more of a private zoo resident than a house pet, like the lions and elephants traded among royal families as gifts and tributes. But there have been plenty of folks who like to flaunt that they can afford to hire a handler and buy tons of raw meat for a creature that the rest of us can't even get near.
The animals include bears, venomous snakes, moose, and big cats of all kinds. Some of the celebrities in a pictofacts list of the 15 most extreme celebrity pets at Cracked are still around. We don't know whether their pets are.