Baboons are a genus of monkey featured in the Planet of the Apes franchise. Five species of baboon are found across Africa and Arabia.
Pierre Boulle's original La Planète des Singes novel featured species of monkeys who functioned as the citizens and workers of a society dominated by the more familiar gorilla, chimpanzee and orangutan ape species.
Michael Wilson's screenplay of Boulle's novel initially had baboons appearing as corn-beaters during the hunt scene. They were omitted due to the difficulties of recreating the baboon muzzle in make-up facial appliances, and no evolved monkeys featured in the Apes films.
- Monkeys, including baboons, have tails. Apes do not.