We all know what happened to Reagan after that movie, but did you ever wonder what happened to Bonzo?
Turns out that after his moment of fame as the sidekick of the pre-President, he joined the circus. In 1969 as the circus was passing through northern Pennsylvania, he got sick and died. A local vet arranged to have him buried in the Hearthside Rest Pet Cemetery (right where the I90 and I79 meet). He rests there to this day.
|Epitaph reads: BONZO. He made us laugh.|
How do I know all of this (semi?)-interesting facts about Bonzo? There is, of course (you know me so well) a geocache at this cemetery that filled me in on all of the details. So now you know too. Convenient eh?
If you ever find yourself in the neighbourhood, stop by and check out the final resting place of a chimp named Bonzo. You may even get yourself a smiley.
This could be you! ---^