Ikea Monkey case returns to court

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

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

Terry Davidson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:42 PM ET

TORONTO - The Ikea monkey's owner was in court again Thursday asking a judge to return Darwin to her until a trial can be held — possibly as long as three months from now.

The baby macaque garnered world-wide attention in early December when it was found in alone in an Ikea parking lot, dressed in a snazzy coat and a diaper.

Darwin has been kept at Story Book Farm primate sanctuary since being taken from the store parking lot by Toronto Animal Services after it escaped from Yasmin Nakhuda's parked car. Before that, it had been a pet in the Nakhuda household for several months.

It is illegal to keep such a pet in the City of Toronto.


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