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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:22 PM

Stylish monkey found outside Toronto Ikea store is having a "stressful time"

poor thing

Stylish monkey found outside Toronto Ikea store is having a "stressful time"





TORONTO - A stylish baby monkey who was found wandering around in a parking lot outside a Toronto Ikea store is said to be a bit stressed but otherwise in good shape.

Mary Lou Leiher from the Toronto Animal Services said the five-month-old rhesus monkey — named Darwin — is being cared for in an animal shelter after he was seized by animal officials Sunday afternoon.

"He's a baby. He's a little bit sensitive," Leiher told reporters Monday.

"We're being very cognizant of that and making sure he gets out to a place where they can care for him properly."

Pictures and footage of the monkey — clad in a tiny double-breasted shearling coat and at times looking quizzical, walking around the parking lot surrounded by gawking onlookers — have gone viral online and the "Ikea monkey" is making headlines around the world.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Monkey+stressed+after+wandering+about+Toronto+Ikea+will/7676365/story.html


The headline in the Globe and Mail captured it perfectly: “Stylish but illegal monkey found roaming Toronto Ikea”.

That’s right. A rhesus macaque wrapped up in a sheepskin coat and a nappy spent an hour wandering around an Ikea store in Canada after escaping from its owner’s car.

The owner, who has not been identified, left the little monkey locked up in a crate, but it managed to open first the crate and then the car door, before heading across the parking lot to the store.

“It was just running around screaming,” said Bronwyn Page, who tweeted pictures of the

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/americas/article3626431.ece

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Reply Stylish monkey found outside Toronto Ikea store is having a "stressful time" (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 OP
marmar Dec 2012 #1
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #2
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #3
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #7
mercuryblues Dec 2012 #4
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Dec 2012 #5
lumberjack_jeff Dec 2012 #9
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #6
lumberjack_jeff Dec 2012 #8
catbyte Dec 2012 #10
Joe Shlabotnik Dec 2012 #11
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #13
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #14
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #16
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #17
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #12
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #15
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #20
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #28
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #18
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #19
obamanut2012 Dec 2012 #29
DakotaLady Dec 2012 #33
Octafish Dec 2012 #21
ellie Dec 2012 #22
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #24
Walk away Dec 2012 #26
JHB Dec 2012 #30
AverageJoe90 Dec 2012 #23
catbyte Dec 2012 #35
Codeine Dec 2012 #25
Marrah_G Dec 2012 #27
Tempest Dec 2012 #31
JHB Dec 2012 #32
Poll_Blind Dec 2012 #34

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:26 PM

1. All he wanted was a computer desk chair and some of IKEA's excellent coffee.....


....... instead he gets a bunch of meddling humans.


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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:35 PM

2. Of course he was stressed. His bookcase was missing parts!

He also wanted to tell them a monkey could write better assembly instructions.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:38 PM

3. Poor little thing! He was probably so freaked out.

But I will say, he looks fabulous.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:42 PM

7. I had a coat like that back in the 70s. lol.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:39 PM

4. That's because

Kpete compared the cute and adorable monkey to W. How would you feel if someone insulted you like that, when you know you are smarter?



http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021955463

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:40 PM

5. His girlfriend probably made him go and then ditched him....

....to go to Starbucks.


Anyway....HE'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!!!!

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:43 PM

9. heh.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:41 PM

6. Too cute.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:42 PM

8. Glad I'm not the only one stressed by Ikea.

It's a stockyard.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:41 PM

10. Poor little thing! I hope they find the douche bag responsible.

From the coat, I'll bet it's a rich bitch Paris Hilton-type. Perhaps I am stereotyping, but I somehow doubt it. That little guy looks so scared in that picture, it just breaks my heart. Now perhaps s/he will have a decent monkey life instead of a perverse, perverted dress-up doll life.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:36 PM

11. I concur.

I hope the owner is identified and charged with having an illegal pet and some form of reckless endangerment to both the animal and the public, as well as a thorough investigation as to how this baby monkey ended up in private ownership in Canada. Poor thing.

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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:27 PM

13. the owner tried to retrieve the monkey but wasn't allowed to.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:30 PM

14. Good...nt

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:36 PM

16. Agreed -- I wish some zoo folks would take care of him

He's still a very young monkey, who is scared and confused.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:39 PM

17. Poor thing looks very scared, and I'd like to know the idiot that sold this baby

to the owner...basically snatched a baby who should still be with its mother.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:39 PM

12. I agree...people are thinking this is amusing...but he's a wild animal

that should not be a pet and is not being treated well...phucking owner.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:35 PM

15. Poor little thing

This story upset me yesterday, and even more today.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:47 PM

20. Same here.. I am glad that it was not injured by a dog or a vehicle

but it should not be a pet.. Monkeys usually do not make good pets.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:22 PM

28. Agreed -- he's just a baby

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:43 PM

18. GOOD NEWS: Ikea monkey transferred to sanctuary north of Toronto

Karolyn Coorsh, CTV Toronto
Published Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 12:53PM EST
Last Updated Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 4:44PM EST

A baby monkey who caused a stir after he was found wandering alone in an Ikea parking lot Sunday has been transferred to his new home, a primate sanctuary north of Toronto.

Five-month-old Darwin was moved to the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland Monday afternoon, a day after he was spotted on his own at the furniture store’s upper-level parking lot clad in a shearling coat and diaper.

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http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ikea-monkey-transferred-to-sanctuary-north-of-toronto-1.1073196



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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:44 PM

19. that is good news. Thanks.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:23 PM

29. Much better than an animal shelter or an IKEA

As much as I like IKEA.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:37 AM

33. I so hope ...

that this sanctuary can be his forever home and he will be happy and safe.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:52 PM

21. Monkey in a sheep suit?



Where?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:08 PM

22. I, too, run around Ikea screaming.

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Response to ellie (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:15 PM

24. Stylishly dressed, no doubt, lol

See Post #8.

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Response to ellie (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:09 PM

26. Looking for the Swedish Meatballs? nt

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Response to Walk away (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:27 PM

30. Moar lingonberries!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:11 PM

23. Was he named, "Mittens"?(LOL!)

Seriously, though, at least the poor thing didn't get run over. Perhaps it oughta be taken to a zoo where it can spend the rest of its life in peace.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:46 PM

35. He's going to live his life in a primate sanctuary. Good outcome.

Although the little guy is probably freaked out now--he thinks he's human and has to learn how to be a monkey, but he'll catch on.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:19 PM

25. Just follow the arrows on the floor, little dude.

Just wandering through is a rookie mistake.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:21 PM

27. At least now the little thing will have a good place to live.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:27 PM

31. Owners paid $240 fine and voluntarily turned over Darwin, didn't know it was illegal

They didn't know it was illegal to own one and were cooperative in turning over the animal to the shelter according to authorities.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:32 PM

32. There's a special placed in heaven for pets that are brighter than their owners n/t

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:43 AM

34. This is one of the more fucked up things. I used to read about people doing this in the 50's

I really hate the shit people do, and you can't put enough cute little winter coats on the ugly side of humanity's propensity for projection.

PB

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