Darwin the “Ikea Monkey” will be getting a new home in a Sunderland, ON animal sanctuary, thanks to comedian Ricky Gervais.
Darwin was made famous after he was found wearing a coat wandering outside a Toronto Ikea store.
A guitar was signed and donated to the sanctuary by the outspoken Gervais and is set to be auctioned off on eBay. The funds from the guitar will go to building the new enclosure for Darwin and his two new monkey roommates, Cody and Pugsley.
The guitar was used in the filming of the new comedy, Special Correspondents in which Gervais wrote, directed and stars. The movie was filmed in Toronto and is set to be released in April on Netflix.
Darwin has been a resident of the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary for three years since being placed there after the Ikea incident went viral.