Good lord, he had to be in his 80s. He was the Methuselah of chimps.
This has me puzzled, and I suspect it will come out because Hollywood loves a scandal.
To my knowledge, Cheetah is alive and well and living in Palm Springs, California.
So which is the real Cheetah?
"Cobb recalled Cheetah as an outgoing chimp who loved finger painting and watching football and who was soothed by Christian music, the station said."
The chimp in the photo is using brushes; I say he's the fake.
So sad, but from what I've read he lived a great life. =0)
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
I heard an NPR story about him a couple years ago. He lived in his own house with caretakers, and according to them he enjoyed watching his old Tarzan movies.
This important issue has surfaced in the blogosphere. Tarzan's chimpanzee is dead, or is he? Can't wait till TMZ and the National Enquirer catch onto this. This blogger is calling the Florida Cheetah an imposter.
Did he ride a bicycle?