How Father of 5, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Still Pampers His Pets More Than Anyone Else

Published 08/13/2023, 10:02 AM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, the icon of a generation, along with his badge mates, has knowingly or unknowingly laid down the rulebook of what it means to be masculine. The greatest movie of the decade so far, Barbie, testifies to this. However, somewhere between becoming the greatest bodybuilder the world had ever seen and being the epitome of stone cold as Mr. Freeze, Schwarzenegger discovered that real men not only lift weights but also the spirits of the pets they nurture. And that is how the Austrian Oak came to entertain not two or three, but a total of six pets.

Given the Austrian Oak’s popularity and his affinity for showing off his pets, Hollywood is now rich with tales about how Schwarzenegger gives so much attention to his pets that his biceps are jealous.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and the heartwarming bond he shares with his animal kingdom

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After having a successful run in not one but three careers, at 76, Arnold Schwarzenegger has restored to a quiet life in an alleged 4,100 square foot home in the posh area of Los Angeles with his six pets. A not-very-subtle flex was when he posted a video on his TikTok account of his donkey, dogs, and ducks, who are not counted as one of his six pets, and captioned it, “The animal kingdom is growing.”

Schwarzenegger’s animal kingdom in the middle of Los Angeles has made way for many astonishing testimonies from Tinseltown Denizens. Longtime friend and Twins co-star revealed in an interview with The Sunday Times, “The animals just roam around all over the place.”

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The astonishment turned into culture shock for another co-star of Schwarzenegger’s Monica Barbaro, when during a Zoom call with the actor, a donkey walked in, and he casually fed her a cookie. The donkey in question was, of course, the miniature beauty, Lulu, who now enjoys a fanbase of her own. As if rearing an animal kingdom and casual donkey walk-ins were not enough, this heartwarming bond even has an even sweeter start.

How the Austrian Oak built his animal kingdom

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The pets that Arnold Schwarzenegger has chosen as his life partners get to see more of him than his own kids. And this did not just come to be. The actor went to great lengths to secure all the beautiful animals that he now calls his own. Schwarzenegger’s three dogs, Schnitzel, Dutch, and Cherry, are all rescue dogs.

The rescue groups are very picky about their choices. And owing to his profession, it must have been hard to convince them. However, the actor has made sure that most of his pets, if not all, come from rescue groups. Even the pig he adopted, after being in awe of George Clooney, is a rescue pig. In his little animal kingdom, Schwarzenegger flexes not just top breeds, but a compassionate heart as he rescues each one.

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Did you know that Arnold Schwarzenegger was home to such a wide range of animals? Let us know in the comments below.

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Meet Aliza Siddiqui, a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love affair with Hollywood began with Anne Hathaway and The Princess Diaries, but it was the thrilling climax of Don’t Look Up that cemented her infatuation with the industry and its filmmaking. Aliza's journey into entertainment reporting began with her time at Otakukart, where she wrote over a thousand articles.

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