Caroline was born at the Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville (CIRMF) from Typhen (her mother) and Etoumbi (her father). She spent most of her 31 years at the CIRMF with Djoutou (male) and Tani (her sister). When Djoutou died at the CIRMF in September 2012 due to disease, she was integrated with Cola along with Tani. Caroline is very calm, kind and quiet. She often falls victim of her mischievous sister Tani, though Tani is never overtly aggressive. It is hard not to get attached to this soft natured gorilla.