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#1 DonLever

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

'Smart monkey' runs loose at Toronto Ikea parking lot

Monkey was wearing coat, diapers

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Posted: Dec 9, 2012 3:36 PM ET

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2012 8:48 PM ET

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A monkey wearing a miniature shearling coat and diapers was collected by animal services on Sunday afternoon, after shoppers spotted the animal in the parking lot of a Toronto Ikea store.
The owners, who were shopping in the store at the time, have come forward to claim the monkey, Toronto Police Sgt. Ed Dzingala told CBC News.
Dzingala said that the animal was in a car in the parking lot and it somehow let itself out of its crate. "It's a smart monkey," he said.
An Ikea spokesperson told CBC News that the monkey was first spotted in the parking lot of the Ikea store located near Leslie Street and Highway 401.
Staff at the store quickly contacted animal control, and the monkey was kept confined until animal services arrived at around 3 p.m.
'It would start monkey-screaming'

Shopper Stephanie Yim said she believes she was the first person to spot the escaped monkey.
After parking her car on the upper-level parking lot, she saw the animal peeking out from behind another vehicle.Posted ImageA monkey was loose at Toronto Ikea on Sunday. (Courtesy of Bronwyn Page)
"It was the weirdest thing." she told CBC News. "I thought I was going insane."
Yim, along with other bystanders, began following the monkey as it skittered across the parking lot.
She said that while the monkey didn't appear to be scared, it cried out at times.
"It would start 'monkey-screaming,'" Yim said. "It seemed like it was screaming around for someone [it] knew. It was sad."
Shoppers eventually alerted Ikea staff, who then contacted animal services.
The Canadian Press reported that the monkey was eventually reunited with its owners.
Monkeys are prohibited as pets in Toronto, according to the city's Municipal Code. Sgt. Ed Dzingala said that police haven't laid any charges or fines.
The incident prompted the creation of at least two parody accounts on Twitter.</p>

Edited by DonLever, 13 September 2013 - 05:48 PM.

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#2 Honeydews

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

I love ikea. Love there food.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:18 PM

"It was the weirdest thing." she told CBC News. "I thought I was going insane."


I don't know why, but I found this part really funny.

It's true though. If I saw something like that in an ikea parking lot, I would start to question my own sanity. Or at least what was in the hot dog I just ate. :lol:
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:19 PM

I love ikea. Love there food.


I could go for some Meatballs and gravy with a desert of 50 cent Frozen Yogurt.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

Who let BananaMash out??
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

Who let BananaMash out??


That monkey owns nicer clothing than I do. :sadno:

Edited by BananaMash, 09 December 2012 - 11:30 PM.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

Must've been made in Sweden.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:20 AM

Maggie the monkey is now homeless because TSN cannot afford to pay her. Please please end the lockout.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:31 AM

I would have stolen it and kept it as my own.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:14 AM

And it would have bitten you and given you rabies.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:17 AM

then he would have bitten it back and gave it....uhhh someother disease.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:34 AM

And in the end it would have been well worth it.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:07 AM

Surprised Hudson Rules isn't in here already advocating the po-po should have shot him.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:30 AM

Good thing Booth wasn't there! :bigblush:
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

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View PostGumballthechewy, on 10 January 2013 - 07:49 PM, said:

Hockey season must be back on, the crazies are coming out again....

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

I was worried this story would actually be extremely racist.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

I was worried this story would actually be extremely racist.

... And now it's just you.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

We are learning more about the monkey. Apparently he was owned by a Toronto couple rumoured to be fundamentalist atheist "evolutionaries" - why else name the monkey Darwin, eh?

The couple are facing a fine of $240 for keeping a prohibited animal as a pet. It seems the City of Toronto is anti-monkey and yet Rob Ford is allowed to run wild. Go figure.

Authorities are looking for a new home for Darwin who is exhibiting signs of separation anxiety. Perhaps the Toronto Animal Services should contact TSN's James Duthie who has extensive experience working with monkeys including Tie Domi, Glen Healey and PeeAir Maguire and of course that celebrated prognosticating primate - Maggie the Crab Eating Macaque. Here is a picture of Maggie and James Duthie... BTW Maggie is on the left.

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A baby monkey found wandering alone in a Toronto IKEA parking lot Sunday afternoon will not be released into the wild, but handed over to a sanctuary that is able to properly care for him, local animal authorities say.

Five-month-old Darwin remained in the care of Animal Services at a facility near Keele and Sheppard Avenues Monday, a day after it was spotted wandering around the store’s upper-level parking lot clad in a shearling coat and diaper.

Police were called to the scene around 2:30 p.m., and a short time later, the monkey’s owners surrendered him to city authorities. They were charged $240 for keeping a prohibited animal.


“We have no plans of returning him,” Toronto Animal Services supervisor Mary Lou Leiher told reporters Monday morning.


Officials say the monkey will be transferred to an Ontario primate sanctuary.

She described the monkey, now with animal caregivers, as sensitive and uncomfortable around people.


“He’s been separated from his owner unfortunately, so we’re being recognizant of that and making sure he gets out to a place where they can care for him properly,” Leiher said.


Authorities have spoken with the Toronto Zoo and animal protection agency Zoocheck Canada to determine a suitable home.


The animal agency is concerned he may carry Herpes B, which is found in his species type and can be transmitted to humans.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:56 AM

Looks like Annie's Boobs has gotten loose.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

I see a new IKEA ad campaign.

Show Darwin in the IKEA parking lot, fade to the self-serve area as he picks up the flat packs, scene switch to his home where wielding the ubiquitous hex end angle wrench he puts together the furniture.

Fade to a black screen and the words appear....

SO EASY EVEN A MONKEY CAN DO IT!!!!


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:11 AM

If it was a poorly dressed monkey I would have thought it was Don Cherry.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

I see a new IKEA ad campaign.

Show Darwin in the IKEA parking lot, fade to the self-serve area as he picks up the flat packs, scene switch to his home where wielding the ubiquitous hex end angle wrench he puts together the furniture.

Fade to a black screen and the words appear....

SO EASY EVEN A MONKEY CAN DO IT!!!!


But that would mean monkeys are smarter than politicians and la...

Never mind...

(Sorry Wet, just kidding)
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:09 AM

I didn't know Bettman shopped Ikea
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:04 PM

That's a pretty pimpn' coat he's got on but kind of flamboyant if you ask me. Bi-curious George?
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:07 PM



I couldn't help but laugh at the way it walks in that coat :lol:
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

I didn't know Bettman shopped Ikea

Why insult the Monkey like that?
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

I didn't know Bettman shopped Ikea

Darwin is taller. And better dressed.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

The former owner is a lawyer. How about that.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:49 PM

The former owner is a lawyer. How about that.

Yeah but a real estate lawyer so not a real one, eh?

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