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Ikea monkey runs amok on Twitter

world Updated: Dec 12, 2012 00:42 IST
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An incident involving a monkey going loose in the parking lot of IKEA home furnishings store in Toronto has gone viral on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Customers were surprised to find a 7-month-old rhesus macaque monkey, Darwin, clad in a pint-sized shearling coat, wandering around the store's parking lot on December 9. Word of the incident sparked a flurry of comments and photos on Twitter, as well as two parody Twitter accounts which took on the persona of the wandering monkey. The #IkeaMonkey hashtag garnered over 2,300 tweets on Monday.

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