Tarzan's Chimpanzee Cheeta Celebrates 75th BirthdayTarzan's Chimpanzee Cheeta Celebrates 75th BirthdayTarzan's Chimpanzee Cheeta Celebrates 75th Birthday© Splash News

Cheeta the chimpanzee, the animal star of 12 Tarzan films, celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday. The famous animal star, who appeared in the 30s and 40s jungle blockbusters, is the world’s oldest chimpanzee. The usual lifespan is about 50.

He marked the occasion at the primate sanctuary Creative Habitats and Enrichment for Endangered and Threatened Apes (CHEETA) in Palm Springs, California, by tucking into sugar-free cake and diet soft drinks. His owner and trainer Dan Westfall said Cheetah was diagnosed with diabetes about seven years ago.

Tarzan's Chimpanzee Cheeta Celebrates 75th Birthday© Hulton Archive/Getty Images


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Horaayy..there are 9 comment(s) for me so far ;)

# 1 - Anonymous - 13/04/2007 - 8:16 pm

Incredible. I hope I look as good as that when I’m 75.


# 2 - Anonymous - 13/04/2007 - 9:05 pm

You don’t look that good now.


# 3 - Anonymous - 13/04/2007 - 10:09 pm

aaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha


# 4 - slacy - 13/04/2007 - 10:23 pm

Why is John Waters kissing him?


# 5 - Anonymous - 14/04/2007 - 1:10 am

’cause Cheeta’s gay?


# 6 - Anonymous - 14/04/2007 - 2:56 am

of caurse not, john’s just creepy.


# 7 - Anonymous - 14/04/2007 - 3:02 am

No! it’s called attachment you creep!


# 8 - Anonymous - 14/04/2007 - 6:18 am

sad but it was commonly known that the former owner was a sick f*ck that used to severely discipline the Chimpanzee. It’s a common thing amongst these Hollywood animals to be treated badly, but in this case the handler was known to be a jackass.


# 9 - Anonymous - 04/05/2007 - 8:54 am

Cheeta come save US IN THE WAR in Iraq bring Johnny with ya….. from a Soldier in Iraq-SSG j. gomez


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