The Red Ape was one of the ape army or possibly had the job of hunting humans. He was sent to capture the primitive humans of the forest of Ashlar, under the command of Thade and Attar. He was the first ape seen by Leo Davidson after he crashed on the alien planet. In the final battle, he kills Gunnar. His final fate is unknown.


  • He was the first ape seen on the Planet of the Apes.
  • It is unknown if he was killed or survived at the final battle.
Planet of the Apes - The Chronicle of Ashlar
Planet of the Apes TB
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Main Characters
Leo Davidson | Ari | Thade | Attar | Krull | Limbo | Daena
Supporting Characters
Grace Alexander | Aspasia | Bon | Leeta | | Thade's Niece | Tuug | Karl Vasich | Woman in Cart | Zaius | Sandar | Nado | Nova | Pericles | Semos | Birn | Gunnar | Karubi | Tival
Ashlar | Calima | Oberon | Derkein
Comics, Novels & Magazines
The Human War | Planet Of The Apes (2001) Graphic Novel | Planet of the Apes (2001) (Junior Novelisation) | Planet of the Apes (2001) Concept Art & Costume Tests
Soundtrack Music
Planet of the Apes (2001 Soundtrack Album)
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