Tarzan's Cheetah the chimp died

United States
December 28, 2011 9:54pm CST
I was kinda surprised to hear it announced. However if anyone here likes the old black and white flicks from era's gone by will know who I'm talking about. I was mainly surprised because I would of assumed he had passed on long ago. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45804175/ns/today-today_pets_and_animals/t/cheetah-chimp-s-tarzan-flicks-dies/#.TvviGVaVpkY
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@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
30 Dec 11
There are questions about whether this chimp was the real Cheetah. For one, chimps don't normally live that long in captivity. Two, the paperwork related to the chimp was supposedly destroyed in a 1995 fire. Third, the woman at the refuge said her chimp loved women, yet Maureen O'Sullivan said Cheetah always tried to bite her. Lastly there was a link on the website for the refuge soliciting donations in Cheetah's memory. Could that be an attempt to profit on Cheetah's memory?
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• United States
30 Dec 11
That indeed is a good possibility that they wanted to solicit people into donations for the sanctuary as many non-profit organizations struggle to keep afloat.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
31 Dec 11
It seems a bit strange. I would have thought that they would have promoted Cheetah as being there all along. That may or may not have brought too many visitors.
@dragon54u (31389)
• United States
29 Dec 11
There is some controversy about that, it may not be Cheetah. I really enjoyed Tarzan when I was a child and usually watch the movies when they come on the TCM channel. When I finally got around to reading the Tarzan books that the movies were made from I was angry about how they portrayed Tarzan but I guess I'm over it.
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• United States
30 Dec 11
I know of the movies because they had alot of black and white movies on tv when I was in grade school so I spent my Saturday's and Sunday's when my friends weren't home watching the old films.
@rafiholmes (2898)
• Malaysia
30 Dec 11
i heard about this news too.. surprise that the chimp lived to see 80... long life..and may Cheetah RIP,,,, and maybe RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES..will get some oscars too this ocmng academy night..feb 2012..
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
29 Dec 11
Yes I was surprised to hear that he had lived so long, that is very good for a chimp..he must have been looked after very well.