Ricky Gervais guitar up for auction by sanctuary Ikea monkey calls home

TORONTO - Comedy star Ricky Gervais has donated a signed guitar to an Ontario primate sanctuary that houses the Ikea monkey.

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Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary, northeast of Toronto, is now auctioning off the instrument on eBay.ca, with bids set to close on Jan. 14 at 9 p.m. ET.

Gervais, a well-known animal lover, used the guitar during filming of the upcoming comedy, "Special Correspondents," in Toronto.

The sanctuary in Sunderland, Ont., says proceeds from the sale will help build a new enclosure for Darwin, a.k.a. the Ikea monkey, and new roommates Cody and Pugsley.

Darwin has been living at the sanctuary for three years. A court placed him there after he was found wandering outside a Toronto Ikea store wearing a shearling coat in an incident that went viral.

Cody and Pugsley, who are male Rhesus macaque monkeys, will be Darwin's first roommates. They are set to arrive this month from a transplant research lab at a Canadian university.



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