Ikea Monkey's owner plans custody battle

The City of Toronto released this photo Monday, Dec, 10, 2012, of Darwin, the monkey found in the...

The City of Toronto released this photo Monday, Dec, 10, 2012, of Darwin, the monkey found in the North York Ikea parking lot on Sunday.

Joe Warmington, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:06 AM ET

TORONTO — She loves her monkey and wants it back.

So says the owner of Darwin the Ikea Monkey, currently in the hands of the Toronto Animal Service.

Yasmin Nakhuda told AM640's John Oakley Tuesday morning that she's sure this is what Darwin would want too.

The real estate lawyer said she's preparing to take the matter to court and begin a monkey custody battle.

She said part of her concern is when she tried to bring Darwin back to its breeder in Montreal, the monkey became very upset and wouldn't leave her side.


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