RIP Cheetah the Chimp

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by Bizarro Lois, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Bizarro Lois

    Bizarro Lois Sr Member

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  2. Nwerke

    Nwerke Master Member

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    Ah beat me to it! Yeah, 80 years old. Impressive or what? Had no idea he was still kicking. And flinging poo with range and accuracy, too.
     
  3. Jayn

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    I just saw that on a news ticker.. I love those old movies, though, I haven't seen them in ages.. RIP "Cheetah"
     
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  4. GRINCH

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    Just heard the news as well. When I was a kid in the early 80's we went to a "Chimp Farm" in Tarpon Springs, FL not far from where I live now. There I got to see Cheetah & touch his hand. He looked pretty old then, so I was surprised to find out he just passed.
     
  5. MooCriket

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    :eek80 years?! Wow. I had no idea that fella was still alive nor that a chimp could live that long.
     
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  6. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    I think being pampered helped to extend things but I think they live a long time in captivity and maybe even in the wild.
     
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  8. benhs1898

    benhs1898 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's interesting, a chimp with human life expectancy.
     
  9. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    And one last mighty UN-GOWA !
     
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  10. Goonie

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    His name was Cheetah right? Not Caesar? ;)
     
  11. Jedi2016

    Jedi2016 Sr Member

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    nnnnnnnnooooooo!!!
     
  12. Goodwolf

    Goodwolf Sr Member

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    These refer to the supposed "Cheeta" in California, who was admitted not to be the one. The one in FL has been generally accepted as the real deal.

    As to the life expectancy, animals in what we call a "managed care environment" (coz PETA and the other... ah, enthusiastic groups hate "captivity") do live longer than in the wild. Sometimes doubling their lifespans. When you don't have to devote just about every waking moment to survival, no stress over predators, have all the good food you can stand and decent vet care, it does help.
     
  13. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks like it's finally bedtime for Bonzo! :(
     
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  14. PoopaPapaPalps

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    80 human years, hun? I wonder what that is in monkey time?
     
  15. Bizarro Lois

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    Thanks for posting the Washington Post article about the California Cheetah. It was really fascinating.
     

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