Create Colony is a Tier 2 active ability exclusive to the Simian Flu DLC. It allows the player to form ape colonies, which rescue other apes and protect themselves. The other benefit of having ape colonies is that they will also generate DNA bubbles, which can be highly beneficial in the Where Is Everyone? scenario. Apes can migrate to nearby colonies with the appropriate upgrades from the Ape Migration tree, and colonies may be moved by using the Travel active ability. Creating apes colonies also rises the cost to build other ones.
If Gen-Sys sets up a lab in a country with a well-hidden ape colony, the lab will search for apes before starting research. They will continue harvesting apes until they give up and move to another country that has apes.