It is the uplifting “The place are they now?” file all of us want to listen to proper now. Again in 2012, a Japanese macaque monkey named Darwin entered popular culture historical past, and all of our hearts, when he was photographed in a puffy shearling coat at a Canadian Ikea, staring forlornly out of the glass foyer door.
The web could not get sufficient of him. In the meantime, Darwin’s house owners have been situated and subsequently pressured to give up him. He did not wind up on the streets although. As an alternative, he discovered a brand new residence at Story Book Farm, Canada’s solely primate sanctuary. The sanctuary stories on their web site that Darwin is prospering in his new fashion-free atmosphere. He even has a Curious George doll that he practices his grooming methods on and bathes in a pool.
Fortuitously, Darwin has adjusted to sanctuary life by being surrounded by different macaques who’ve taught him acceptable monkey behaviours reminiscent of grooming and studying that he is not essentially first in line to get treats and meals. He has grown as much as be a good-looking younger monkey.
Optimistic outcomes are few and much between within the unique animal commerce so let’s all rejoice Darwin’s pleased ending.