Contact Us
Make My Homepage

“Cheetah” the Chimp of Tarzan Fame Dies at 80 [VIDEO]

YouTube

Despite his name Cheetah he was a chimp. Actually the oldest living chimp in captivity. Known as the comedian of the Tarzan movies of the 1930′s Cheetah outlived his human co-star, Johnny Weissmuller, by 25 years. He passed away Saturday at the age of 80.

Chimpanzees can live up to 50 years in captivity, Cheetah was an amazing 80 years old. Cheetah was one of a number of chimps used in the film but was the original. He is thought to have been born in Liberia, West Africa and discovered by an animal trainer in 1932.

Cheetah did have a few vices, including alcohol and cigarettes, apparently he liked a good drink every once in awhile. There were many scenes in the Tarzan series that showed Cheetah drinking and that seemed to carry over into his real life as well. Do all Hollywood stars have alcohol problems?

After his retirement, like all good senior citizens Cheetah moved to Florida and lived out his days in a sanctuary. He finger painted and watched football.

More From KEAN 105.1

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://keanradio.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KEAN 105 Today's Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KEAN 105 Today's Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!