Yasmin Nakhuda rose to international attention in 2012 when the Internet was swarmed with photos and videos of Darwin, a Japanese macaque, roaming around Ikea after he escaped from her car. Laws about buying exotic animals as pets are inconsistent in Canada, the CBC reports, but after a long court battle Darwin was taken to an animal sanctuary. Nakhuda misses him, but she has two new monkeys for company, one of which is also a Japanese macaque named Caesar. “He fills my life, I love him a lot, but he’s not Darwin and will never be Darwin,” Nakhuda told the CBC.
In addition to her two new monkeys, Nakhuda has two marmosets, a wallaroo and a handful of other unusual pets.