He was captured in the forest at a very young age. It is believed that he was ripped from his mother by drug dealers, being pulled by his legs, as he has a physical condition called bilateral coxofemoral dislocation. This chronic condition evolved into a significant atrophy of both pelvic limbs and difficulty walking. Because of this, he walked using only his arms. Charlie spent his entire childhood in a precarious zoo in Lebanon in a very small enclosure, being forced to take pictures with visitors. After reports of mistreatment, he was rescued by an NGO that sent him to Anami. On July 11, 2014, after a long trip of three days, he arrived in Brazil very thin and malnourished. During the quarantine period – the time of isolation required by environmental agencies for any animal that comes from outside the country – some tests were carried out, such as an X-ray, where a dislocation was found, in addition to arthrosis in the shoulders, due to overload. weight during locomotion. At the sanctuary, he received veterinary treatments such as physiotherapy sessions on his legs. By 2015 he was already walking like a chimpanzee, using all four limbs. Because he was very humanized and lived isolated from other chimpanzees throughout his life, he only accepts interacting with his caregivers. Charlie is very smart and easygoing.