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
12%
78%
7%
0%
227
flagthe United Arab Emirates
14%
78%
0%
7%
14
flagItaly
7%
78%
14%
0%
14
flagCanada
11%
77%
11%
0%
18
flagRepublic of Ireland
3%
76%
15%
0%
26
flagSwitzerland
7%
76%
15%
0%
13
flagUU
13%
75%
10%
0%
29
flagSweden
8%
75%
16%
0%
12
flagGermany
12%
73%
10%
3%
157
flagPoland
15%
70%
10%
2%
10445
flagthe United States
17%
70%
9%
2%
332
flagAustralia
31%
68%
0%
0%
16
flagIndia
12%
67%
11%
6%
96
flagSpain
0%
66%
25%
8%
12
flagNorway
22%
63%
9%
4%
22
flagFrance
21%
63%
10%
5%
19
flagthe Netherlands
18%
62%
12%
6%
32
flagRussia
23%
61%
0%
7%
13
flagthe Philippines
28%
57%
7%
0%
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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