Happy Birthday Cheeta!

Cheeta, the chimp from the Tarzan movies of the '30s and '40s, turned 74 years old yesterday and had a birthday party, complete with sugar-free cake and pop. I wish I could find a video clip of the party; I saw it on the news yesterday, but no luck. You can see more photos here though. The party was held by workers at the primate sanctuary where he lives: Creative Habitats and Enrichment for Endangered and Threatened Apes - or CHEETA.

In case you were wondering, chimps rarely live past 40 in the wild, or past 60 in captivity. Cheeta's in the Guiness Book of World Records as the world's oldest chimp. He's doing pretty well for his age - he's active, has all of his teeth, and enjoys painting and car rides (oh, and flirting with attractive female chimps too, I'm sure). Yahoo news

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