WATCH: Coat-Wearing Monkey At Ikea Store

1:08 PM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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(Toronto, Canada)  --  Shoppers at an Ikea home furnishings store in Toronto were shocked Sunday (December 9) to spot a monkey dressed in a shearling coat roaming the store's parking lot.

Toronto police say the seven-month-old monkey escaped from its crate and managed to find his way outside of a parked car.

Toronto resident Bronwyn Page was among the shoppers who caught a glimpse of the stylish monkey.

"There was a group of people around and a little thing on the ground... at first I didn't know what kind of animal it was or what it was and I was like 'oh my gosh, that's a monkey,'" said Page.

She said she first thought the monkey was fake, but quickly learned otherwise as the monkey began darting around the crowd and screaming.

"This is so bizarre. Like why is there a monkey at Ikea? Like I never expected to see that. I was pretty shocked," Page added.

She said onlookers eventually managed to get the monkey inside and authorities were called to the scene.

Toronto Animal Services said the owner signed the rhesus macaque monkey over to the organization and faces a single charge of having a prohibited animal.

The monkey is in good health and is in the agency's care.

News of the monkey went viral with #Ikeamonkey trending on Twitter in Toronto while "Toronto Ikea" was trending across Canada.


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