PREMORSE. YOU JANE. In what may be my most glaring bout of premorse yet, I have learned that Cheetah the Chimpanzee, star of many a Tarzan movie and apparently the Darwin's tortoise and Churchill's parrot of the great ape world, died on Christmas Eve at the age of eighty. I am, of course, shocked that any chimpanzee could live so long as to only be dead now, not least one this famous.
A much more thorough treatment of Cheetah's life, times and career.
Also, for long-lived animals, check out Adwaita, a tortoise who lived to be perhaps 255 years old.