The Ape Gate is the main entrance to the Ape Village.


The gate is made up of several felled or cut down logs, pilled up together to form a barricade. Caesar's emblem is marked on certain posts as markers for the ape citizens to help find their way back to the village. As proof of ape strength and capabilities, various skeleton and bone remains are hung up on pikes as warning sign posts so that any intruding humans or predators will stay away. The Gorilla Guardians lived within the nearby huts in order to closely guard the entry point. These guardians were under the command of Luca a member of the Ape Council.

Malcolm and Luca; meet for the first time

Luca catches Malcolm trespassing.



At some point in the formation of the Ape Village, the gate was created as an entrance or exit into the woods. The Gate was decorated with the remains of the Evolved Ape's kills and were placed to ward off intruders who dared to stray near the ape's territory. Gorillas of the Ape Army were chosen to live near and guard the gate from possible intruders these gorillas were referred to as the Gorilla Guardians and they were put under the command of the army's fourth-in-command. For the last decade, the apes were able to enjoy a time of peace with the humans dying from Simian Flu Pandemic and their village being protected by gorillas.

Dawn of the Planet of the ApesEdit

Humans TrespassingEdit

Under directions of Dreyfus, Malcolm led an expedition group to try and restart the warehouse dam in hopes of restoring power to the surviving human colony. Malcolm went ahead first to try and speak with Caesar, even though the ape king ordered them never to come back.

Stepping past the gate, Malcolm stood still amazed at the Evolved Apes' capabilities, but was caught by Luca the gorilla who emerged from his hut, standing and sizing Malcolm up before roaring and calling for the other guardian's attention. Luca and the other gorillas easily overpowered Malcolm and carried him through the village to bring him to their king to pass judgment.


  • Documental episodes on the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes blu-ray release revealed that the skeleton warning sign posts were made as an example of ape capabilities, but not that they were barbaric.
  • It is unknown if the gate was destroyed in the fire during Koba's usurpation.


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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 (Firestorm) | 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 | Tee
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
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
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
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)
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
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