Chica was brought to Tacugama in February 2006 when she was one year old. A local man bought her from a poacher for $30 and kept her as a pet for four months until he heard that it is illegal to keep chimpanzees in captivity. He then decided to hand Chica over to the sanctuary. She is a very independent chimp and loves to play on her own with sticks and on the ropes. She gets along with everybody and stays away from trouble.