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The West African Jungle is the native home to the chimpanzees, located across Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. The jungle housed other animals such as birds, leopards, crocodiles, snakes and others, but was primarily dominated by chimps.


The jungle was home to chimpanzees Alpha and Bright Eyes, along with the other members of their troop. This was where Caesar was conceived. One day, while the chimps were foraging for food, Alpha noticed that the birds were flying away and to their surprise, poachers were near the troop and planned to capture them to sell them on the black market or as bushmeat. The poachers were led by "the Dutchman", along with Karega, Nderu and others.

The poachers attacked the troop and using snare nets and cages. Bright Eyes and many other chimpanzees were captured by the poachers. Alpha was shot by Karega while trying to rescue his mate. The fate of the rest of the chimpanzees is unknown, although some avoided capture. Bright Eyes' fate was being shipped off to Gen-Sys Laboratories in San Francisco where she became a test subject for a gene therapy called ALZ-112. She died shortly after the ALZ-112 testing and giving birth to Caesar, who inherited the ALZ-112 from her and Alpha's white skin birthmark over his chest. The design of the walls of the infirmary and exercise enclosure at the San Bruno Primate Shelter was quite similar to the jungle, so the apes might feel free and in their natural habitat.


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  • The Democratic Republic of Congo is the Central African nation which is the native home to some sub-species of Common Chimpanzee, Eastern Lowland Gorillas, Western Lowland Gorillas, Mountain Gorillas and Bonobos. The antecedents of Koba must have come from here, though he himself was born in captivity. This was also the home of mercenary and hunter Malakai Youmans, where the Simian Flu Pandemic caused an outbreak of ethnic and tribal warfare.

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See Also

Planet of the Apes - Chernin Entertainment Series
Planet of the Apes (CE) Movies
Rise of the Planet of the Apes | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | War for the Planet of the Apes
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Bright Eyes | Koba | Maurice | Rocket | Buck | Cornelia | Blue Eyes | Luca | Ash | Cornelius | Winter | Lake | Bad Ape | Red
Supporting Ape Characters
Alpha | Burke | Verdon | Tinker | Grey | Stone | Andy | Wolfie | Jeanpierre | Lucky | Koba's Mother | Sparrow | Pope | Fifer | Cora | Rex | Bon | Dallas | Milo | Herman | Spear | Ajax | Oak | Fox | Aghoo | Ursus | Percy | Beardface | Armando
Main Human Characters
Will Rodman | Charles Rodman | Caroline Aranha | Robert Franklin | Steven Jacobs | Dodge Landon | John Landon | Douglas Hunsiker | Malcolm | Ellie | Alexander | Dreyfus | Carver | Foster | Colonel McCullough | Nova
Supporting Human Characters
Rodney | John Hamil | Rita | Sarah | Maddy | John | Edward | Roger Mason | Werner | Kemp | Clancy Stoppard | Corbin | Daniel Nygun | David Flynn | Finney | Kuo | Malakai Youmans | Max (Firestorm) | McVeigh | Terry | Roger | Rod Wilson | Preacher | Boyle | Lang | Travis
Rodman Family | Caesar's Family | Malcolm's Family | Rocket's Family | Dreyfus' Family
Horse | Elk | Grizzly Bear
Items / Weapons
Simian Flu
Important Events / Battles
Ape Rebellion | Human-Ape War | Simian Flu Pandemic | Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge | Battle in San Francisco | Battle of the Muir Woods Park | Battle of the Border
Organizations / Colonies / Companies
Caesar's Ape Colony | Caesar's Council of Apes | Caesar's Ape Army | Gen-Sys Board | San Francisco's Human Colony | Dreyfus' Human Army | Malcolm's Group | Alpha-Omega | Donkeys
West African Jungle | San Francisco | San Francisco Zoo | Gen-Sys Laboratories | Rodman House | San Bruno Primate Shelter | Golden Gate Bridge | Muir Woods Park | Ape Mountain | Ape Gate | Ape Village | Caesar's Home | Warehouse | The Border
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (webcomic) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Before the Dawn | War for the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age | Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations | War for the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | Caesar’s Story
Other Books
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album)
Video Games
Plague Inc: Simian Flu | Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier | Crisis on the Planet of the Apes