Shoppers at a Toronto Ikea were stunned earlier this month when they spotted a 7-month-old rhesus macaque loose in the store's parking lot, decked out in a pint-sized, tan shearling coat.
Even a monkey knows not to go outside in Canada in December without a coat.
Ikea staff lured the baby monkey, named Darwin, into a corner before calling police, who contacted the city's Animal Services department, said Staff Sgt. Ed Dzingala, who said later the primate had escaped its crate in a parked car.
The monkey's owners were fined $240 for breaking the city's prohibited-animal bylaw. Darwin was being fed and cared for while officials tried to find a suitable animal sanctuary.