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 Kingdom
11%
80%
6%
0%
319
flagSweden
9%
80%
9%
0%
21
flagSwitzerland
6%
80%
13%
0%
15
flagCanada
16%
76%
8%
0%
25
flagRepublic of Ireland
8%
74%
14%
0%
35
flagGermany
12%
73%
10%
3%
195
flagPoland
14%
71%
10%
2%
14542
flagNorway
16%
70%
10%
3%
30
flagUnknown
13%
69%
14%
3%
619
flagthe United States
18%
69%
8%
2%
389
flagAustralia
31%
68%
0%
0%
16
flagIndia
14%
66%
10%
6%
108
flagFrance
15%
65%
11%
7%
26
flagRussia
20%
65%
5%
5%
20
flagUkraine
12%
64%
19%
3%
31
flagthe Netherlands
20%
62%
11%
5%
35
flagSpain
6%
62%
25%
6%
16
flagthe Philippines
33%
50%
11%
0%
18
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
Illustration: Adam Foster
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