Darwin, a Japanese Macaque who was found wandering a Toronto IKEA in 2012, needs the Internet's help to buy him a new home.
The Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary, which originally took in the meme-worthy monkey after his shopping excursion, launched an Indiegogo campaign earlier this week to raise funds to purchase a larger property for Darwin and 21 of his primate friends.
The sanctuary's planned "new home has 56 acres of rolling hills with trees aplenty and ample space, with indoor and outdoor areas for all our residents," according to its Indiegogo page. It also includes two houses on site for staff, as well as a finished area perfect for a vet clinic." What's more, the Story Book Farm hopes to add 20 more monkeys after it moves in spring 2015.
At the time of this writing, the campaign has raised over $5,300 CAD since launching on Nov. 25. It aims to raise $490,000 before Dec. 31, 2014 to relocate the 22 monkeys to a new habitat; $250,000 of the funds will go toward a down payment on the new property. Meme and animal lovers alike can donate via the Darwin's Dream Indiegogo page.
Perhaps IKEA will offer to furnish Darwin's new pad.
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