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%
6%
0%
295
flagSwitzerland
6%
80%
13%
0%
15
flagthe United Arab Emirates
13%
80%
0%
6%
15
flagItaly
7%
78%
14%
0%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
8%
73%
14%
0%
34
flagCanada
17%
73%
8%
0%
23
flagSweden
13%
73%
13%
0%
15
flagGermany
12%
72%
10%
3%
179
flagPoland
15%
71%
10%
2%
12752
flagthe United States
19%
68%
9%
2%
375
flagFrance
16%
68%
8%
8%
25
flagNorway
20%
68%
8%
4%
25
flagRussia
21%
68%
0%
5%
19
flagAustralia
31%
68%
0%
0%
16
flagIndia
13%
67%
10%
6%
104
flagUkraine
13%
65%
17%
3%
29
flagUnknown
16%
64%
16%
2%
275
flagthe Netherlands
20%
62%
11%
5%
35
flagthe Philippines
35%
52%
5%
0%
17
flagDenmark
28%
35%
21%
14%
14

Gender

men74%
women69%
gorillas
10%
15%
chimpanzees
74%
69%
orangutans
11%
12%
gibbons
2%
2%

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Author: Hitter smasher
Illustration: Adam Foster
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