Nicky, a sweet male capuchin monkey, just celebrated his 30th birthday and is enjoying his post-service life here at The Monkey College. (In 2006, Nicky was placed with Robert, a young man in Texas, and they had over ten wonderful years together until Robert passed away.) He loves his baths and can't wait for his treats of walnuts, oatmeal, and peanut butter - in fact, he taps the counter when he is ready for a treat!
His days are spent spending quality time with Allyson, his trainer, his half-sister, Robin, and his friend, Dippy. Allyson knows his personality better than anyone at The Monkey College! Nicky is one confident monkey so he responds well with a trainer who matches his confidence. Allyson and Nicky have mutual respect for each other. In fact, Nicky is now so comfortable with Allyson that he lets her see his softer side. He can’t get enough of warm towels/blankets fresh from the laundry (which is why you might find them together in the laundry room most days!) and is in absolute heaven when it’s time for a manicure! He gets very happy when he gets his nails filed.
Nicky is not afraid of anything! In fact, when we got a Roomba at The Monkey College, he was the first monkey to go up to it and press all the buttons to make it go! Allyson loves taking pictures of him as he likes to pose for the camera.
"I love Nicky - he's a super sweet, super smart boy. Some of my favorite relationships over the years have been with smart, confident boy monkeys, so I knew we’d be a great match."