A monkey in a winter coat became an internet sensation yesterday after being picked up in the car park of an Ikea store in Canada.
"It must be somebody’s pet because he was wearing a jacket," [an] Ikea spokesperson said... referring to the monkey, which was wearing a miniature, brown, shearling-type jacket.
Such quirky animal stories have been a staple of the news for many years but it was a detail beyond the style of coat which caught the eye of some readers.
Reporting the story, the Canadian Broadcaster CBC wrote:
"The incident prompted the creation of at least two parody accounts on Twitter."Are we going to judge events now by the number or quality of parody accounts they spark on Twitter. The number of 'royal babies' tweeting from inside Kate Middleton, suggests it may not be an altogether flawed measure.