Ikea monkey 'mom' appealing to get Darwin back

Darwin the monkey at the Ikea store. (LISA LIN PHOTO)

Darwin the monkey at the Ikea store. (LISA LIN PHOTO)

Jenny Yuen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:02 PM ET

TORONTO — The self-described “mom” of Darwin, the Ikea monkey, is appealing a judge’s decision to keep the primate in an animal sanctuary.

Yasmin Nakhuda is taking her fight to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, where her lawyers filed appeal papers this week asking for the decision to be overturned, the monkey to be returned to her and for Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland, Ont., to pay her legal bills.

“I’m instructed not to make any comment,” Ted Charney, the lawyer representing Nakhuda, said Friday.

Justice Mary Vallee dismissed the case last month, siding with lawyers of the sanctuary where Darwin has been living since he was found in December in a north Toronto Ikea parking lot wearing a shearling coat.


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