Tarzan's Chimpanzee Dies At Age 80

Tarzan's Chimpanzee Dies At Age 80

The world's oldest and most famous chimpanzee, Cheetah, has died at the age of 80, according to The Telegraph. Cheetah was perhaps best known for providing comic relief in the Tarzan movies from the '30s and '40s, which starred Johnny Weissmuller

Not only did Cheetah outlive Weissmuller and most of his other co-stars, but he was also inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest non-human primate. Chimpanzees typically only live until they're 35 or 40 years-old, but Cheetah managed to double that statistic.

According to the article, Debbie Cobb, the director of the sanctuary that Cheetah lived in, claimed that the chimp wasn't known for causing trouble, but he would often throw his own waste at people when he became upset.

Well, don't we all have that urge from time-to-time?

[via The Telegraph

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