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
5%
82%
11%
0%
17
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
79%
7%
0%
334
flagSweden
13%
78%
8%
0%
23
flagCanada
15%
76%
7%
0%
26
flagRepublic of Ireland
8%
75%
13%
0%
36
flagGermany
11%
74%
9%
2%
202
flagPoland
14%
71%
10%
2%
15008
flagNorway
15%
71%
9%
3%
32
flagAustralia
29%
70%
0%
0%
17
flagthe United States
18%
69%
8%
2%
401
flagUnknown
13%
68%
14%
3%
648
flagIndia
13%
67%
11%
5%
117
flagUkraine
12%
66%
18%
3%
33
flagthe Netherlands
18%
64%
10%
5%
37
flagFrance
14%
62%
14%
7%
27
flagRussia
19%
61%
9%
4%
21
flagthe Philippines
35%
50%
10%
0%
20
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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