A monkey, a fancy coat, and an Ikea in Canada. That’s how it all started:

The Ikea Monkey has a name and it is not Billy or Johan, but fittingly, Darwin.

Toronto’s Animal Services says Darwin, a rhesus macaque monkey, which was found in a shearling-like winter coat at a northern Toronto Ikea Sunday, is seven months old and his owners are originally from Montreal.

Much like the fancily clad primate, the story has run amok on Twitter.

Of course, not everyone sees the humor/adorableness of the situation.

It didn’t take long for the Ikea monkey to get a Twitter handle and a few thousand followers. @Ikeamonkey has officially arrived.

  • $21367552

    Yes, the fact that the monkey’s “owners” were so stylish as to put him in this coat clearly compensates for leaving him locked up in a car in Toronto in December while they go shopping. Awwwwww how cute!

  • $21367552

    Yes, the fact that the monkey’s “owners” were so stylish as to put him in this coat clearly compensates for leaving him locked up in a car in Toronto in December while they go shopping. Awwwwww how cute!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    I hope at the very least the monkey gets put with a good rescue group. I shudder to think what might happen to this poor thing if they put him in the wrong place.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    I hope at the very least the monkey gets put with a good rescue group. I shudder to think what might happen to this poor thing if they put him in the wrong place.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    I don’t think I want to comment on this.

    There’s just too many ways to go… I get tired just considering it.

    I’ll leave the fun to you youngsters.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    I don’t think I want to comment on this.

    There’s just too many ways to go… I get tired just considering it.

    I’ll leave the fun to you youngsters.

  • MoxieLouise

    Don’t like monkeys. Guess that makes me an anti-simianite.