Darwin, the monkey that caused a frenzy as it wandered
around the parking lot of a Toronto-area Ikea store.
REUTERS/Toronto Animal Services
A stylishly dressed five-month old monkey that caused a
frenzy as it wandered around the parking lot of a Toronto-area
Ikea store will be transferred to a sanctuary, officials say.
Police were called to the furniture store on Sunday afternoon
(local time) in Canada's most populous city after the monkey
broke loose from its cage and began running around a parking
One witness, Bronwin Page, said the animal, identified as a
male Rhesus macaque, looked scared as it scurried between the
ever growing crowd of people.
"We quickly realized it was a monkey wearing a coat and a
diaper," Page told CBC radio. "That was pretty bizarre."
The owners surrendered the monkey, named Darwin, to
authorities, who will donate the animal to an area primate
"He appears to be in good health," Toronto Animal Services
supervisor Mary Lou Leiher told reporters.