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Monkey found at Ikea… wearing nice warm coat and nappy

It was described as a “smart monkey”.

The monkey. Pretty snazzy coat eh?
The monkey. Pretty snazzy coat eh?
Image: Jeannie Grigio via Instagram

A MONKEY FOUND walking around an Ikea store in a dapper shearling coat and nappy was described as “disoriented” yesterday.

“It was the weirdest thing,” one shopper told CBC News after the incident in a Toronto store. “I thought I was going insane.”

Local police said the animal had been in a crate inside a parked car, but had managed to let itself out before going for a wander.

“It was a smart monkey,” Toronto police sergeant Ed Dzingala told the Globe and Mail.

It’s not clear quite why the rhesus macaque was wearing such a dapper outfit. But it’s illegal to own the species in Ontario, so the owner was fined and the monkey taken off to Toronto Animal Services.

In case you’re wondering about the scale of the thing, shopper Lisa Lin said:

It was really cute. It was smaller than a cat.

The little guy already has at least two Twitter accounts, and judging by them, he’s doing fine:

… although the animal shelter may hold a few challenges:

Cold, disoriented and needing the toilet. It’s probably fair to say anyone who has ever been to Ikea knows how the monkey felt.

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