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In the Planet of the Apes franchise the apes are divided into a strict Ape Caste System depending on their race.

(PB) Pierre Boulle novel

In the original novel by Pierre Boulle, there were three castes in the system divided between chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, and some smaller monkey species.

  • Chimpanzees: Intellectuals, Scientists, Doctors, Citizens
  • Gorillas: Soldiers, Hunters, Labourers, Authorities

(APJ) Arthur P. Jacobs films

In the films Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes, the ape community was divided into three separate castes.

  • Gorillas: Soldiers, Police, Hunters, Labourers
  • Orangutans: Politicians, Administrators, Lawyers, Priests

(TB) Tim Burton film

In the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, the caste system was not a very strict one with other apes occupying the same caste.

  • Chimpanzees: Hunters, Soldiers, Scientists, Politicians

(CE) Chernin Entertainment films

In the second film of the reboot series Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the ape community was beginning to show signs of a caste system.

  • Gorillas: Guardians, Hunters, Soldiers, Politicians