Cheetah from the Tarzan
Cheetah is a male chimp
in his early 70's. He was one of the
"Cheetahs" from Johnny Weismuller's Tarzan movies.
He has been at the sanctuary since the 1950s and lives at peace with his other
primate friends. He is a very special chimp,
with lots of love to share, and is a real
silly chimp who loves to play hide and seek
with his care-givers. Cheetah has a
great pastime of playing with balls and will
dribble them, throw them, and even roll them
back and forth with his caregivers. His
favorite color is blue and his favorite
foods are grapes, apples, and bananas.
Cheetah loves his enrichment activities and
spends a lot of time finger painting, and
playing with the toys we give him.
Our goal for
Cheetah is to continue to provide him with a
loving atmosphere, and to socialize him with
other chimps in a roomy environment.
We need your help! With state laws
changing, time is running out, and Cheetah
deserves to remain in his home with the
people and community that love him.
Cheetah is now happily housed in his new
habitat thanks to
If you would like to 'adopt' Cheetah, please
visit the adoptions page or call (727)