Which animals are the closest relatives to humans?

gorillas
chimpanzees
orangutans
gibbons
Chim­panzees and humans share a common ancestor about four to six million years ago. The genetic sim­i­lar­i­ty is so high, that the two species of chim­panzees, Pan troglodytes and Pan panis­cus, have been proposed to belong with H. sapiens in the genus Homo, rather than in Pan.

Answers distribution

gorillas
chimpanzees
orangutans
gibbons
answers
flagUnknown
11%
81%
6%
0%
44
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
80%
7%
0%
266
flagCanada
10%
80%
10%
0%
20
flagItaly
7%
78%
14%
0%
14
flagthe United Arab Emirates
14%
78%
0%
7%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
3%
77%
14%
0%
27
flagUkraine
7%
76%
15%
0%
13
flagSwitzerland
7%
76%
15%
0%
13
flagSweden
8%
75%
16%
0%
12
flagGermany
12%
73%
9%
3%
169
flagPoland
15%
70%
10%
2%
10864
flagthe United States
17%
70%
9%
2%
344
flagIndia
12%
68%
11%
7%
100
flagAustralia
31%
68%
0%
0%
16
flagFrance
17%
65%
8%
8%
23
flagthe Netherlands
18%
63%
12%
6%
33
flagNorway
22%
63%
9%
4%
22
flagRussia
23%
61%
0%
7%
13
flagthe Philippines
33%
53%
6%
0%
15
flagDenmark
28%
35%
21%
14%
14

Gender

men76%
women69%
gorillas
10%
15%
chimpanzees
76%
70%
orangutans
11%
11%
gibbons
1%
2%

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