Awww, "IkeaMonkey is a Rhesus Macaque Monkey Approx. 7 months old. In good health; stressed. Jacket is wool and said to be his favourite."
He is really rocking that little coat. Who do you suppose makes tiny shearling coats for monkeys?
My monkey wouldn't be caught dead at IKEA.
Also, his coat would have been made of vicuna.
What's going to happen to him?
Only a fool would let his monkey wear shearling. It's a bitch to clean.
Is it real shearling or just wool?
Poor little sweetheart. He's so cute.
Who does he belong to? Is a home being found for him?
Did you read the link r8? He belonged to a couple who were shopping. Guess they forget he has opposable thumbs and could open the car door.
He was seized by animal control, apparently, since owning one is against TO bylaws. So the poor little guy won't be getting a home.
He should be returned to his owners, R9. That is his home.
[quote]He should be returned to his owners, [R9]. That is his home.
You mean like the chimpanzee that ripped the woman's face off in Connecticut in 2009?
That was another exotic primate that its owner thought would be cruel to remove from its home.
Is he be taken to the zoo or back to the wild?
r12 - This monkey is the size of a cat. No need to exaggerate.
But yeah, it's sad that the monkey has probably bonded with his owners and now will be taken away. Owners were probably fools though, if they thought it was ok to leave a baby monkey alone in their car.
[quote]WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO HIM?
He'll probably get spanked.
I don't understand why the monkey wasn't returned to the owners.
They obviously cared enough about the little cutie to buy it that adorable coat.
I wonder what other little monkey fashions they now have at home that will now go un-used.
As one of the tweets suggested, I bet they were just buying him a little desk.
The owner wants her monkey back. She bought him a special Christmas outfit!
“If I walk in that room, let him choose. Does he want to come to me or does he want to go to that other monkey mom?” Nakhuda said. “If he chooses something else than me, that’s fine … if he wants to come to me, then I’m the one for him and I’m what’s best for him.”
Ha. One of those pictures has the monkey (kind of) dressed up like one of the flying monkeys from the Wizard Of Oz. (I think).
And the owner already has his Christmas and New Years costumes picked out.
And one of the pictures has the monkey brushing his teeth with the owner.
That monkey had a pretty FABULOUS life. I"m kind of jealous.
now he's in prison!
Nobody loves me and nobody buys me clothes. :(
I can't help but think it's only a matter of time before Courtney Stodden is seen wearing that same outfit.
I just can't understand how it is in the best interest of the monkey to put him in a damn cage in a damn shelter. Why punish the victim?
I think the owner is very well-meaning and has cared for Darwin very well. One of the problems with naive owners is that they don't know what a handful they can be. She had already once decided to return him to the breeder because he was was too much as a rambunctious youngster, but couldn't follow through because the monkey screamed and clung to her.
The family seemed to manage to find a way to handle the youngster. But nothing short of chemical alteration (if that's even possible) is going to stop or reverse puberty when they become more active and even uncontrollably aggressive. Even the females do from what I understand. I don't think these folks were equipped to deal with that. Maybe it's all for the better -- they can visit and the monkey can be be properly socialized with his peers.