Zorrino is a indigenous Peruvian boy who made a living by selling oranges in the mountain town of Jauga.
He was saved from the bullies by Tintin in Prisoners of the Sun, and decided to return the favor. He became a guide for Tintin, Captain Haddock and Snowy, leading them through the Andes to the Temple of the Sun. Later, Zorrino is invited to stay in the Inca city and follow their way of life, which he indeed does.
The Prince of the Sun's daughter, Princess Maita, attempts to help Tintin and his companions. She is also shown to have a crush on Zorrino in the 1969 Belevision film Tintin and the Temple of the Sun.