Owner goes to court to get 'Ikea monkey' back

Ikea Monkey brushes his teeth with Yasmin Nakhuda. (frame grab from YouTube)

Ikea Monkey brushes his teeth with Yasmin Nakhuda. (frame grab from YouTube)

Maryam Shah, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:21 AM ET

TORONTO - A family seeking the return of their “monkid” is vowing to relocate to the deep woods of Ontario in a bid to get him back.

Monkey owner Yasmin Nakhuda is pursuing legal action in order to retrieve her pet — also known as Darwin, the world-famous Ikea monkey — after being “coerced” into surrendering him to Toronto Animal Services following his escape from her car at a North York Ikea store last Sunday.

Her lawyer Ted Charney likened it to having a car towed and not returned after paying the fine.


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