A stylish simian wearing a camel-colored shearling coat paid an unexpected visit to a Toronto Ikea store Sunday, prompting a burst of excitement among fellow shoppers at the Swedish design warehouse, who know a fashionista when they see one.
Animal services eventually came for the escaped rhesus macaque monkey, but not before witness Bronwyn Page managed to document its journey around Ikea's parking lot on social media.
.@broniewyn miss u— Ikea Monkey (@IKEAmonkey) December 10, 2012
way overdressed for this animal shelter— Ikea Monkey (@IKEAmonkey) December 10, 2012
ps what's with these burlington coat factory references – the olde hide house has ALL of your bane coat needs— Ikea Monkey (@IKEAmonkey) December 10, 2012
Well-dressed monkey follows up IKEA trip with visit to top of Toronto landmark. twitter.com/GraphicMatt/st…— Matt Elliott (@GraphicMatt) December 9, 2012
According to The Globe and Mail, the 7-month-old monkey escaped from its crate in a nearby car. Its owner faces a $240 fine for housing a prohibited animal in Toronto.