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Tarzan's chimp Cheetah dies aged 80

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Tarzan's chimp Cheetah dies aged 80

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Cheetah the chimpanzee from the Tarzan movies of the 1930s has died at the age of 80.
The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbour, Florida announced on its website that Cheetah died on December 24 of kidney failure.
Sanctuary outreach director Debbie Cobb told The Tampa Tribune that Cheetah was outgoing, loved finger painting and liked to see people laugh. She said he seemed to be tuned into human feelings.
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Re: Tarzan's chimp Cheetah dies aged 80

That is some age for a chimpanzee.
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Indeed, Then I stumbled across this..
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PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A Florida animal sanctuary says Cheetah, the chimpanzee sidekick in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s, has died at 80. But other accounts call that claim into question.
Debbie Cobb, outreach director at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, said Wednesday that her grandparents acquired Cheetah around 1960 from "Tarzan" star Johnny Weissmuller and that the chimp appeared in Tarzan films between 1932 and 1934. During that period, Weissmuller made "Tarzan the Ape Man" and "Tarzan and His Mate."
But Cobb offered no documentation, saying it was destroyed in a 1995 fire.
Also, some Hollywood accounts indicate a chimpanzee by the name of Jiggs or Mr. Jiggs played Cheetah alongside Weissmuller early on and died in 1938.
In addition, an 80-year-old chimpanzee would be extraordinarily old, perhaps the oldest ever known. According to many experts and Save the Chimps, another Florida sanctuary, chimpanzees in captivity generally live to between 40 and 60, though Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee, Fla., says it has one that is around 73.

Source....http://uk.news.yahoo.com/did-cheetah-1930s-tarzan-flicks-die-215133988.html;_ylt=AsLVco5VfHiSQ57xBcMkMuYUfcl_;_ylu=X3oDMTRuMXRmOTBhBGNjb2RlA3ZzaGFyZWFnMnVwcmVzdARtaXQDQXJ0aWNsZSBOZXdzIGZvciBZb3UEcGtnAzk4MjJmYWQyLTYyNjUtMzg2Ni05ZGRlLWNlMTY5ZTE2OTcyOARwb3MDMQRzZWMDbmV3c19mb3JfeW91BHZlcgMwY2E3OTY2MC0zMWE1LTExZTEtYmZlZi1kZmY4ODI5MzQ2OGE-;_ylg=X3oDMTM1aWRxbmtjBGludGwDZ2IEbGFuZwNlbi1nYgRwc3RhaWQDMDZmYWE1YzktMWQzNS0zY2JmLWE3MjAtZjAyY2E3M2YwYjJmBHBzdGNhdANvZGRseS1lbm91Z2gEcHQDc3RvcnlwYWdlBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3
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Re: Tarzan's chimp Cheetah dies aged 80

So how much did Cheetah the chimpanzee outlive Tarzan by ?
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Re: Tarzan's chimp Cheetah dies aged 80

Looking at that link it seems they both got to the age of 80 but Johnny Weissmuller reached that point almost 18 years sooner.
They both gave a lot of enjoyment to a large number of people.