PALM SPRINGS, Calif., April 11 (UPI) -- It was all monkey business at the 74th birthday bash at a Palm Springs, Calif., animal sanctuary for Cheeta, the co-star of 12 "Tarzan" flicks.
Cheeta was not only the primary primate in the "Tarzan" film franchise of the 1930s and 1940s, but is also cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest chimp, the Palm Springs Desert Sun reported.
As for the fare at Sunday's celebration, Cheeta's keeper Dan Westfall said his famous charge goes ape over every kind of cuisine.
"Oh, he likes anything, as long as there's a lot of it," Westfall told the newspaper.
Cheeta is living out his golden years at the CHEETA, Creative Habitats and Enrichment for Endangered and Threatened Apes, Primate Sanctuary.