Tarzan’s Cheeta’s Life as a Retired Movie Star

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: May 9, 2003   View Article

Many Hollywood stars retire in the oasis of Palm Springs, California where they wile away their golden years splashing paint on canvases, taking leisurely strolls, playing the piano, and flipping through the pages of magazines.

Such is the life of 71-year-old Cheeta, the chimpanzee of Tarzan fame who celebrated his birthday a month ago.

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