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"Monkey mom" has appeal tossed

Yasmin Nakhuda's appeal to get back Ikea monkey is dismissed


It doesn't look like Darwin will be going back to Ikea anytime soon.

The Ikea money will not be returning to owner Yasmin Nakhuda after her appeal to get him back was dismissed Friday.

Nakhuda, a Toronto lawyer, tried unsuccessfully in an Oshawa court to get Darwin back after he got loose in the parking lot of a North York Ikea in December of 2012.

She appealed the judges decision but that was tossed out.

The Storybook Farm Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland now assumes permanent ownership of Darwin.

"Unfortunately, Darwin was imprinted by humans in his early and formative months which rarely bodes well for a monkey," says sanctuary founder Sherri Delaney in a press release. "When he arrived at the sanctuary, Darwin was very insecure and needed to be the centre of everyone's attention. He was sheltered from our other monkeys until he got used to his surroundings."

Calls to Nakhuda were not immediately returned.

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  1. john posted on 02/28/2014 12:29 PM
    i would have refused to pay those people . they kidnapped the monkey after all .
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