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
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
80%
7%
0%
284
flagthe United Arab Emirates
13%
80%
0%
6%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
6%
78%
12%
0%
32
flagItaly
7%
78%
14%
0%
14
flagSwitzerland
7%
78%
14%
0%
14
flagGermany
12%
73%
9%
3%
172
flagCanada
17%
73%
8%
0%
23
flagPoland
15%
70%
10%
2%
11627
flagthe United States
18%
68%
9%
2%
362
flagUnknown
19%
68%
12%
0%
72
flagAustralia
31%
68%
0%
0%
16
flagIndia
13%
66%
10%
6%
103
flagUkraine
12%
66%
16%
4%
24
flagFrance
16%
66%
8%
8%
24
flagNorway
20%
66%
8%
4%
24
flagRussia
25%
62%
0%
6%
16
flagthe Netherlands
20%
61%
11%
5%
34
flagSpain
7%
61%
23%
7%
13
flagthe Philippines
37%
50%
6%
0%
16
flagDenmark
28%
35%
21%
14%
14

Gender

men75%
women69%
gorillas
10%
16%
chimpanzees
75%
69%
orangutans
11%
12%
gibbons
1%
2%

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Author: Hitter smasher
Illustration: Adam Foster
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