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
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flagCanada
6%
80%
13%
0%
15
flagUkraine
10%
80%
10%
0%
10
flagthe United Arab Emirates
10%
80%
0%
10%
10
flagItaly
7%
78%
14%
0%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
77%
8%
1%
195
flagRepublic of Ireland
4%
76%
16%
0%
25
flagSwitzerland
8%
75%
16%
0%
12
flagSweden
8%
75%
16%
0%
12
flagthe United States
16%
71%
9%
2%
314
flagGermany
12%
71%
11%
4%
144
flagPoland
15%
70%
10%
2%
9790
flagAustralia
31%
68%
0%
0%
16
flagIndia
12%
67%
11%
6%
88
flagRussia
25%
66%
0%
0%
12
flagNorway
22%
63%
9%
4%
22
flagPakistan
18%
63%
9%
9%
11
flagthe Netherlands
18%
62%
12%
6%
32
flagthe Philippines
28%
57%
7%
0%
14
flagFrance
28%
57%
7%
7%
14
flagDenmark
33%
25%
25%
16%
12

Gender

men76%
women69%
gorillas
9%
16%
chimpanzees
76%
69%
orangutans
11%
12%
gibbons
1%
2%

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Author: Hitter smasher
Illustration: Adam Foster
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