He arrived at the Sanctuary as a young man in 2004, coming from the former Garcia circus, where he was born and lived for years. Due to the suffering he went through in the circus, like his sister Bruna, he does not like to stay indoors. He is temperamental, curious and very active. He likes to walk around the enclosure to look out the windows and see the movements of the keepers and the chimpanzees that live in the surrounding enclosures. He is always with Bruna and likes to sleep with her in the baskets that are on top of the little houses, from where it is possible to have a very extensive view of the Sanctuary. Carioca is very generous and shares everything with Bruna and even takes food to share with her, when Bruna doesn’t want to come down from the little house to fetch it.