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Yup, That’s a Monkey Wearing a Hip Coat Hangin’ Solo at IKEA

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Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer
December 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm



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.


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“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.


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It would be pretty awesome if some PETA activist came along and threw a bucket of fake blood on the IKEA monkey’s coat.

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Some updates:

This one looks like the end of the Incredible Hulk:


CBC

The memes have begun:


@NYCsouthpaw


@GraphicMatt


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@seljd

Two separate parody Twitter accounts sprung up:

And, as usual, the peanut gallery brought it:

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This True Story of a Boy and Lost Stuffed Monkey Is Amazing

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