Ikea Monkey? Ikea Monkey!
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Ikea Monkey? Ikea Monkey!

A tiny monkey, nicely covered in a tiny shearling coat, wandering around Ikea.

Nobody knows how or why yet, but earlier today a tiny monkey (it looks to be a capuchin, though we’re certainly no experts) was spotted by several shoppers at the North York Ikea, at Leslie and the 401. It seemed unattached—nobody has claimed responsibility for the monkey (yet)—but at least well-tended, wearing a shearling coat to protect from the winter chill. The Star reports that the monkey was safely captured by Toronto Animal Services, and that he or she has been snacking on grapes while calming down.

UPDATE, 6:18 PM: CP24 is reporting that the monkey’s human has come forward. Police will not be pressing charges, and the monkey will hopefully be home safe shortly.

Ikea Monkey Surprises Holiday Shoppers

At Leslie and the 401, a monkey in a shearling coat lost in IKEA.

Storified by Torontoist · Sun, Dec 09 2012 15:31:38

The first photo of Ikea monkey, at 2:40 p.m.:
Anyone lose their monkey at Ikea? http://instagr.am/p/TByJK-SsJt/Lisa Lin
This was followed just a few minutes later by another…
Umm saw a monkey in the #ikea parking lot. http://pic.twitter.com/ZFJdIlQlBronwyn Iler Page
How did employees react?
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!" – panicked Ikea employee #ikeamonkeyanne t. donahue
And then, the inevitable…
hey animal services could use a little more SERVICE around here #eeeeyyyyyIkea Monkey