Cheetah the chimpanzee has died at the age of 80

The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbour has announced that Cheetah the chimpanzee from the Tarzan movies of the 1930s has died at the age of 80.

Cheetah the chimpanzee

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.

Short clip from this 1946 film with Johnny Weissmuller, Johnny Sheffield, Brenda Joyce and Cheetah.

Links: Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

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