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Cheetah the Chimp Death A Hoax?

Offbeat  (tags: cheetah, tarzan, chimpanzee, hoax, animals, bizarre, news, odd, off-beat, photos, unusual, wildlife )

- 2637 days ago -
When the news broke that Tarzan's chimpanzee Cheetah had died at the age of 80, the world mourned the passing of a true Hollywood star, but it now appears to have been a hoax.


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Nicole W (646)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 4:34 pm
thanks Lindsey

Barb Knight (1687)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 4:41 pm
That's heartwrenching to hear that 'one of the Cheetahs died in a fire along with the other props.' I may've gotten the quote wrong, I hope I did, because Cheetah was NOT a prop. He was a living, breathing, animal with much higher intelligence and compassion than most humans. Animals shouldn't be forced into stardom anyway. Thanks Linds.

Lindsey W (234)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 5:46 pm
Hey Barb,
I think you did get the quote wrong. It said that Cheetah's original paperwork was burnt in the fire not a chimp. Thank god! That would have been awful! But since his paperwork was lost, no one knows which one was the original Cheetah and how old he really was.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 5:53 pm
No animal should be forced into doing something that goes against his/her natural ways, animals don't belong in show business, doing tricks for people to make Money off of!!

Michela M (3964)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 7:04 pm
Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela

Lisa Neste (204)
Monday January 2, 2012, 11:32 am
Noted, thanks Lindsey.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Monday January 2, 2012, 3:09 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing Lindsey!

MmAway M (522)
Monday January 2, 2012, 6:53 pm
Thank you Lindsey!

Read this in the paper...Ummm one never knows what to think!

Kinda like the Death of the Bin Ladin burried at Sea...

I did read that it was strange for a chimp to live that long, but Ummm Maybe a Movie will be made!

peggy p (43)
Monday January 2, 2012, 8:14 pm
thank you for this info lindsey

Jerry B (128)
Monday January 2, 2012, 9:35 pm
Noted great article thanks Lindsey!

Bob P (394)
Tuesday January 3, 2012, 7:42 am
Thanks Lindsey

Gary L (138)
Tuesday January 3, 2012, 9:02 am
what can you expect from media thats sole purpose is to sedate the sheep

Waltraud U (85)
Tuesday January 3, 2012, 12:45 pm
what can you expect from media thats sole purpose is to sedate the sheep


Mandi A (201)
Tuesday January 3, 2012, 4:00 pm
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