UPDATE: Darwin the monkey being sent to Ontario primate sanctuary
The monkey found wandering outside an Ikea store on Sunday is stressed but comfortable, according to city officials.
The animal, whose name is Darwin, is being held at Toronto Animal Services' shelter in North York.
The Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary says the animal is being sent to them this afternoon. The sanctuary is located in Sunderland, Ontario, north of Port Perry and Uxbridge.
Officials say he is a baby and should be treated as such. They say he is an exotic animal with special needs like a proper diet. It is not appropriate to own Darwin as a pet because it's not safe for the animal, officials say.
Darwin was spotted in the parking lot of an Ikea store in North York Sunday afternoon, wearing a coat.
The owners, who have cooperated with the city, have been fined $240 for breaking the bylaw that doesn't allow monkeys to be owned as pets.
The seven-month old animal had apparently let itself out of its owner's car.
He quickly became a Twitter sensation, with at least two mock accounts being created.
*Photo: Twitter user @broniewyn