Grandidier’s Baobab (Adansonia grandidieri)

An interesting tree species found exclusively in Madagascar. They are the largest species of their genus. Currently the baobab groves are under serious threat due to agriculture. An interesting fact about these trees is that they can hold up to 100,000 liters of water in their trunks, making them useful in drought or survival situations.

Baobabs are also found in Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Some species of baobab are also considered sacred by some groups and are final resting sites reserved for high status individuals. Some other baobabs have been turned into tourist sites. A famous example is the sunland baobab which has been turned into a pub

baobab pub

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