Chim the Chimp - Chimpanzee on the jungle
adventure SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE/SYN/1955-56.
Chim was the simian sidekick of Sheena, (Irish McCalla) an airplane crash
survivor who grew up in the jungles of Kenya, Africa. Together, Sheena and Chim
defended their jungle kingdom with cunning, strength and a spear carried by
Sheena. The role of Chim was played by Neal the Chimp.
According to Irish McCalla, (the program's star who wore a one-piece leopard
skin costume) "Chim used to trip me all of the time." It seemed that Chim had a
fixation for her leather moccasins. He loved to smell and chew on them." (Starlog
magazine No. 89).
Christian Drake who played Bob the Hunter on the series recalled that the
chimp's trainer would us a pistol with blanks to keep the chimp under control.
The sound of the gun fire sent Neal "screaming and running to his cage" (from
"The Encyclopedia of TV Pets" p. 280).
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