Ikea monkey's owner will seek custody

Yasmin Nakhuda leaves her Scarborough home with some Christmas outfits for her monkey Darwin,...

Yasmin Nakhuda leaves her Scarborough home with some Christmas outfits for her monkey Darwin, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Darwin is now at an animal sanctuary after he was found at an Ikea store. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Shawn Jeffords, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:13 AM ET

TORONTO ó Yasmin Nakhuda says she wants Darwin the Ikea monkey back.

The Toronto real estate lawyer emerged from her home Tuesday afternoon clutching a small red outfit she purchased for the rhesus macaque, which has become an international sensation since his high-profile jaunt through a Toronto Ikea parking lot on Sunday.

An emotional Nakhuda said she wanted to give the outfit to Darwin, who is now in the custody of the operators of the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland, Ont.

Nakhuda insisted that the sanctuary is not the proper place for little Darwin.


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