Ikea Monkey Taking Web by Storm as Latest Internet Meme

If it wasn’t for the Internet meme, you might not know that a well-dressed monkey was wandering the parking lot at Ikea in Toronto this week. Seriously, what did our parents do all day, without the interwebs? What about their cats?

Anyway, the now-famous seven-month-old rhesus monkey, Darwin, went to Ikea with his owner, lawyer Yasmin Nakhuda, to do a little Christmas shopping. As you might expect, the monkey was dressed in a faux -shearling coat. Nakhuda opted to leave him in the car, but Darwin freed himself and made for the store’s entrance, where he was immediately confronted by a mob of cell-phone-wielding shoppers.

Ikea Monkey Does Not Approve

Of course, Twitter went nuts (#ikeamonkey), and Ikea Monkey memes are now flooding the Web. And yes, there are cat pictures that involve the Ikea Monkey. But since you’ve already fired up Photoshop, don’t let that stop you.

Darwin is now getting used to life as a monkey at a primate sanctuary while authorities figure out what to do with him and with Nakhuda, who had the monkey illegally.