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Ikea Monkey's owner mounts protest to get him back

Is he cold without his coat?

Image: Jeannie Grigio via Instagram

A WOMAN WHOSE pet monkey was found wandering in an Ikea parking lot is now mounting a protest in an attempt to get him back.

Yasmin Nakhuda’s macaque, whose name is Darwin, was found wandering the car park of a Toronto Ikea store wearing a nappy and a little shearling coat.

Darwin was subsequently taken into a sanctuary by animal control officials. Nakhuda protested yesterday with 15 other people at a Toronto Animal Services office.

She is also mounting a legal action, and is due in court today to try to get an interim order to have returned to her.

Her lawyer, Ted Charney, says he has been told the sanctuary plans to ask for the case to be adjourned.

“Nakhuda has no claim of ownership over a wild animal that is no longer in her possession,” the sanctuary said in its response to her filing to have Darwin returned.

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