RIP: cheetah

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    Cheetah the chimpanzee who starred in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s has died at the age of 80, it has been announced.

    The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbour, Florida, said Cheetah died of kidney failure on Dec 24.

    Debbie Cobb, director of the sanctuary, said that in his retirement the chimp had loved finger painting and seemed particularly attuned to human feelings.

    He came to the sanctuary from the estate of the star of the Tarzan series - American Olympic gold medal swimmer Johnny Weissmuller - during the early 1960s

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    Cheetah the chimpanzee, Tarzan film star, dies aged 80 - Telegraph
     
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    I was looking at that place online about a month ago for something in the area to do, but we never went because I really didn't want to see them in cages...I love chimps, and am still pissed about Escape to Chimp Eden being cancelled.
     
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    RIP, Cheetah. Thanks for the memories.
     
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    one of the greats.....
     
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    i love that he retired to florida... must have been a jewish chimpanzee...

    RIP, Cheetah.
     
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    Yeah, old Cheetah. One of the great swingers of all time...RIP.
     
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    Jeeze. How many movies did I see that chimp in?? RIP Cheetah.
     
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    Granny talks to the apes over at the zoo alla time...
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    Chimpanzees consider their audience when communicating
    29 December 2011 - The chimps appear to be motivated to communicate relevant information to an individual
    See also:

    Orangutans 'could video chat' between zoos via iPads
    29 December 2011 - Orangutans at a Milwaukee zoo could soon be video-calling their primate friends via tablet computers.
     
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    I didn't know chimps could live that long.
     
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    one last time for the old boy

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwHWbsvgQUE]Johnny Weismuller Tarzan Call - YouTube[/ame]
     
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