Toronto monkey owner to go to court to seek return

Updated 16 December 2012
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Toronto monkey owner to go to court to seek return

TORONTO: The owner of a monkey who was found wandering in a Toronto Ikea parking lot last weekend is going to court to get him back. Yasmin Nakhuda filed a motion with the Ontario Superior Court to have the Japanese macaque monkey named Darwin returned to her.
In a sworn affidavit, Nakhuda argues the tiny primate was illegally taken from her and moved to a primate sanctuary in Sunderland, Ontario, where he now lives. Her motion will be heard on Dec. 20.
She says Darwin considers her his mother and had been living with her family. Last weekend, the monkey captured attention by letting himself out of a parked car and ambling around the Ikea parking lot dressed in a fitted shearling coat.
He was captured by animal control officers, who fined Nakhuda for breaking a prohibited-animal regulation.


World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

Updated 22 April 2018
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World’s oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

  • Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and had more than 160 descendants
  • Chiyo Yoshida, another Japanese woman aged 116, is now the world’s oldest person, says Gerontology Research Group

TOKYO: The world’s oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117.
An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday shortly before 8 p.m. She had been hospitalized since January.
Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren. Her town of Kikai is in Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.
She became the world’s oldest person seven months ago after the death of Violet Brown in Jamaica, also at the age of 117.
The US-based Gerontology Research Group says that another Japanese woman, Chiyo Yoshida, is now the world’s oldest person in its records. She is 116 years old.