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Andy Andersen
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Cheetah the Chimp, who appeared in classic Tarzan movies in the early 1930s, has died of kidney failure at the age of 80.

Wow - I remember watching this movie as a kid.
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R.I.P. Cheetah, you was the chimp!
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Possibly my favourite chimp in the world.
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Noooope! Chuck Testa...

Cheeta, a male chimpanzee born about 1960, formerly owned by Tony Gentry and now residing at the C.H.E.E.T.A. Primate Sanctuary (Creative Habitats and Enrichment for Endangered and Threatened Apes) in Palm Springs, California. Claimed by Gentry to have been born in 1932 or later in the 1930s and to have portrayed Cheeta in most of the Johnny Weismuller and Lex Barker Tarzan films, and for that reason long celebrated as the longest-lived chimpanzee. Both claims were debunked by journalist R. D. Rosen in 2008 in an article that settled the animal's true age and established that he had not appeared in any movies, let alone in the role of Cheeta.


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skelebone wrote:
Noooope! Chuck Testa...

Cheeta, a male chimpanzee born about 1960, formerly owned by Tony Gentry and now residing at the C.H.E.E.T.A. Primate Sanctuary (Creative Habitats and Enrichment for Endangered and Threatened Apes) in Palm Springs, California. Claimed by Gentry to have been born in 1932 or later in the 1930s and to have portrayed Cheeta in most of the Johnny Weismuller and Lex Barker Tarzan films, and for that reason long celebrated as the longest-lived chimpanzee. Both claims were debunked by journalist R. D. Rosen in 2008 in an article that settled the animal's true age and established that he had not appeared in any movies, let alone in the role of Cheeta.


Link to referenced Washington Post article


Oh well. I thought the Interweb was always right. Whenever Cheeta passed, RIP.
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Obviously my favourite chimp in the world was this one, not Cheeta, that guy was a jerk.
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Re: Cheater is gone
Obviously, this "other one" were "Cheater" then, and long live "Cheetara!" cool

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GROGnads wrote:
:( Obviously, this "other one" were "Cheater" then, and long live "Cheetara!" :cool:



Holy magical invisible high heels Batman!!!

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Banichi wrote:
GROGnads wrote:
Obviously, this "other one" were "Cheater" then, and long live "Cheetara!" cool



Holy magical invisible high heels Batman!!!



No invisible high heels, obviously she is on her tip toes as a result of nearly tipping over forward. Probably what that walking stick is for as well.
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Mulligans wrote:
Banichi wrote:
GROGnads wrote:
Obviously, this "other one" were "Cheater" then, and long live "Cheetara!" cool



Holy magical invisible high heels Batman!!!



No invisible high heels, obviously she is on her tip toes as a result of nearly tipping over forward. Probably what that walking stick is for as well.


But it does look like a fairly soft landing
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When I saw the Subject line, I thought you were referring to THIS cheetah:

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