WHERE: A Toronto Animal Services clinic at 1300 Sheppard Avenue West.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 19
WHAT: Darwin the monkey, now world-famous for his escapades at an Ikea in North York, is currently cooling his heels at a place called Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary, in Sunderland, Ontario. But Yasmin Nakhuda, the Toronto real-estate lawyer who was Darwin’s keeper before he hit the big time, wants her pet back. (That’s her, in the top photo.) Yesterday, at a protest staged by Nakhuda, about 30 people—many of them friends and family—showed up. Nakhuda claims Darwin was illegally separated from her by Toronto bylaw-enforcement officials, and she’s reportedly suing the primate sanctuary for monkey custody.
This post originally misspelled the name of the sanctuary where Darwin is currently located. The name has now been corrected. We regret the error.