Ikea monkey Darwin headed to animal sanctuary in Ontario
Darwin, the Ikea monkey, is on his way to a new home: the Storybook Farms Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland, about 100 km northeast of Toronto.
That makes it unlikely he will be popping up in any store parking lots anytime soon.
The monkey, now a worldwide sartorial sensation after photos spread of him in a North York Ikea parking lot while wearing a fitted coat, is a prohibited animal under Toronto’s bylaws. He was taken into animal services custody. From there, he was loaded for transport to the sanctuary just before 1:30 p.m. on Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Bronwyn Page; City of Toronto)