Yup, That’s a Monkey Wearing a Hip Coat Hangin’ Solo at IKEA UPDATE: The monkey is fine, it’s name is Darwin, and it will be taken to a sanctuary in Sunderland. No word on the fate of the coat. Bronwyn Page “It must be somebody’s pet because he was wearing a jacket,” the Ikea spokesperson said earlier, referring to the monkey, which was wearing a miniature, brown, shearling-type jacket. –CBC It’s like that old saying goes: “Give a rhesus macaque monkey a DAGSTORP sofa and some FYRKANTIG block candles and you furnish its condo for a while. Teach a rhesus macaque monkey to shop at IKEA itself for a DAGSTORP sofa and some FYRKANTIG block candles, and it has a great excuse to break out that wool coat that makes it look chic as fuck.” The 5-month-old monkey appeared in the parking lot of a North York IKEA in Toronto on Sunday around 2 pm. Reports indicate its owners left the monkey in their car while they shopped and were unaware the Blue Steel-flashing primate had been loose outside and inside the store. The “owners” eventually came forward and were fined for owning a prohibited animal. The monkey will not be returned. “The monkey was in a bit of shock, but it’s calmed down now that we’ve been feeding it some grapes,” a representative at the North York Animal Services Centre told The Star. It’s unclear what will happen to the monkey at this time. Bronwyn Page It would be pretty awesome if some PETA activist came along and threw a bucket of fake blood on the IKEA monkey’s coat. SEE ALSO: • This New Monkey Species Looks Just Like Jake Gyllenhaal • Baby Japanese Macaque Will Melt Your Cold, Monkeyless Heart Follow Us Bronwyn Page Some updates: #IkeaMonkey is a Rhesus Macaque Monkey Approx. 7 months old. In good health; stressed. Jacket is wool and said to be his favourite. — Tom Podolec CTV News (@TomPodolec) December 9, 2012 Owners of #IkeaMonkey came forward; charged with having a prohibited animal; $240 fine. Will not get monkey back.#Toronto #Ikea — Tom Podolec CTV News (@TomPodolec) December 9, 2012 This one looks like the end of the Incredible Hulk: CBC The memes have begun: @NYCsouthpaw @GraphicMatt imgur @seljd Two separate parody Twitter accounts sprung up: Judging by how much you all like my coat, It’s a shame you missed me when I was enjoying my frozen yogurt in a cone. #ikea — Ikea Monkey (@Ikea_Monkey) December 9, 2012 sorry folks this is how we do things now #ikeamonkey — Ikea Monkey (@IkeaMonkey) December 9, 2012 And, as usual, the peanut gallery brought it: Monkeys running wild in Ikea are just 1 magical wonder you’re missing by not following through on your move-to-Canada threats, jilted voters — Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) December 9, 2012 Signs you are in #Toronto: Our stray monkeys wear shearling coats #ikeamonkey — Don Peat (@reporterdonpeat) December 9, 2012 Oh, you think Ikea is your ally. But you merely adopted Ikea; I was born in it -#IkeaMonkey Bane — Rev Knerd Paladin (@KnerdPaladin) December 9, 2012 Bet the Man in the Yellow Hat regrets his choice to trade in that chapeau for an Ikea uniform. #ikeamonkey — anne t. donahue (@annetdonahue) December 9, 2012 SEE ALSO: • Stop Everything. Watch This Monkey. • This True Story of a Boy and Lost Stuffed Monkey Is Amazing Follow Us Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chef of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.