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
flagItaly
5%
83%
11%
0%
18
flagthe United Arab Emirates
11%
83%
0%
5%
18
flagSwitzerland
3%
81%
11%
3%
27
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
80%
7%
0%
351
flagSweden
14%
77%
7%
0%
27
flagRepublic of Ireland
7%
76%
13%
0%
38
flagCanada
15%
76%
7%
0%
26
flagGermany
11%
74%
10%
2%
205
flagPoland
14%
71%
10%
2%
15600
flagNorway
15%
71%
7%
5%
38
flagthe United States
18%
70%
8%
2%
415
flagRussia
12%
70%
9%
3%
31
flagUnknown
13%
68%
15%
3%
665
flagUkraine
11%
67%
17%
2%
34
flagAustralia
33%
66%
0%
0%
18
flagIndia
13%
65%
12%
6%
123
flagthe Netherlands
21%
63%
10%
5%
38
flagFrance
14%
62%
14%
7%
27
flagthe Philippines
33%
52%
9%
0%
21
flagDenmark
27%
44%
16%
11%
18

Gender

men74%
women69%
gorillas
10%
15%
chimpanzees
74%
69%
orangutans
12%
12%
gibbons
2%
2%

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Author: Hitter smasher
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