Cheetah The Chimp From 1930’s Tarzan Films Dies Aged 80

Cheetah the chimp, the Hollywood monkey who “acted” in Tarzan films in the 1930s has died aged 80, according to the sanctuary where he spent his last days.

Kidney failure was responsible for the primate’s death, according to Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Cheetah the chimp had an unusually long life: chimps in captivity have an average life expectancy of 30-45 years.

The talented chimp reportedly loved fingerpainting, football and nondenominational Christian music, according to Debbie Cobb, the sanctuary’s outreach director.

Read more in the Huffington Post

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