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...years of life is more then many humans can dream to live and play in movies,I hope they will be more protected in the future from their only enemy,the humans.
LOS ANGELES — Cheetah was a scene-stealing sidekick — this much is true.
But news that he died in a Florida sanctuary Christmas Eve at the ripe old age of 80, after a career spent starring in "Tarzan" movies, is raising plenty of questions that would have Cheetah scratching his head and looking quizzically into the camera.
Author R.D. Rosen wrote in a 2008 Washington Post article that pretty much everything we think we know about Cheetah is a big, fat, furry lie. Such as the oft-published tale about the original Cheetah: Legend has it he was born in Liberia and smuggled into the United States beneath an animal trainer's overcoat. But the critter — clad only in a diaper — made a run for it during the flight. Before the plane landed, he had entertained the masses and was hand-fed a bottle and rocked by delighted flight attendants.
The story is priceless, only it's not true, said Rosen, who discovered with a little research that trans-Atlantic commercial airline service didn't begin until 1939.