Most genetically similar animal to humans
Who
Bonobos
What
98.9 percentage
Where
Congo, Republic of the
When
Bonobos, primates similar to chimpanzees, which live only in the rainforests of central Democratic Republic of Congo, share 98.9% of their DNA with humans. This species, often called the 'pygmy chimpanzee', numbers no more than a few tens of thousands of individuals. Chimps share around 98.5% of DNA with humans.