HOW BONOBO ARE WE THOUGH?

As discussed earlier, humans share around 99% of their DNA with bonobos and chimpanzees, making them our closest living relatives. However, according to a recent study, humans are more closely related, anatomically, to bonobos than the chimpanzee, making them the best example of humankind’s living ancestor (Diogo et al, 2017).

CAN YOU SPOT THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES?

See if you can spot the similarities and differences between the 3D muscle and skull models below. For full information on the similarities and differences, please see the "A Comparative Anatomy Guide of the Bonobo and Human" booklet  or the images in the "Comparative Anatomy" section below.

COMPARATIVE ANATOMY OF THE BONOBO AND HUMAN

The images below illustrate the similarities and differences between bonobo and human skulls as well as head and neck muscular anatomy. Please press the left and right arrows at the side of the images to cycle through them. A glossary has also been provided glossary to explain difficult terms.

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