Wednesday, December 28, 2011

In the end Cheetah could no longer cheat death


Who knew he was still alive at 80 years old!

I spent many a Saturday afternoon in my youth watching him in the old Tarzan movies.

RIP Cheetah and may there be plenty of bananas for you, old friend.

Cheetah the chimp from the 1930s Tarzan flicks dies
Associated Press -

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A Florida animal sanctuary says Cheetah the chimpanzee sidekick in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s has died at age 80.

The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor announced that Cheetah died Dec. 24 of kidney failure.

Sanctuary outreach director Debbie Cobb on Wednesday told The Tampa Tribune  that Cheetah was outgoing, loved finger painting and liked to see people laugh. She says he seemed to be tuned into human feelings.