The primate's owners, who had been shopping in Ikea, came forward after the incident. They now face $240 fine for having an illegal pet.Yes, it's cruel to keep it in Ontario.
The rhesus macaque species is not endangered but it is against the law to keep the animal in Ontario....
News of a monkey in a coat visiting Ikea quickly went viral on social networks. On Twitter, #Ikeamonkey trended and there are least two parody accounts. There is also an Ikea Monkey page on Facebook.