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%
278
flagthe United Arab Emirates
13%
80%
0%
6%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
3%
78%
14%
0%
28
flagItaly
7%
78%
14%
0%
14
flagCanada
13%
77%
9%
0%
22
flagSwitzerland
7%
76%
15%
0%
13
flagGermany
12%
74%
9%
3%
171
flagUnknown
16%
73%
10%
0%
56
flagPoland
15%
70%
10%
2%
11252
flagthe United States
18%
69%
9%
1%
354
flagSweden
15%
69%
15%
0%
13
flagUkraine
10%
68%
15%
5%
19
flagAustralia
31%
68%
0%
0%
16
flagIndia
13%
66%
10%
6%
103
flagFrance
16%
66%
8%
8%
24
flagNorway
20%
66%
8%
4%
24
flagRussia
21%
64%
0%
7%
14
flagthe Netherlands
20%
61%
11%
5%
34
flagthe Philippines
37%
50%
6%
0%
16
flagDenmark
28%
35%
21%
14%
14

Gender

men76%
women69%
gorillas
10%
15%
chimpanzees
76%
69%
orangutans
11%
12%
gibbons
1%
2%

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Author: Hitter smasher
Illustration: Adam Foster
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