Meet the Baobab Tree!


I’ve encountered wonderful sights since my arrival, but none quite like the baobab trees. I discovered that these trees are rare to see in large sizes or older forms due to climate change, so I set upon a quest to find them and learn what I could.   

What does this creature or plant look like?:

Baobab trees are known to grow to be up to 4,000 years old and to become 98 feet tall and 36 feet wide. Fruits can be as large as softballs and are velvety to the touch. 

How did I feel when I saw it?:

I was in awe at this tree's height and size. I felt so small in comparison to a tree that I saw that was at least 1,000 years old.  

Where does it live?:

Baobab trees can only be found in areas of in Australia and Madagascar as well as in many areas of Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

How does it use its environment to survive?:

Baobab trees thrive in areas that normally receive very little rain. Their trunks can store up to 32,000 gallons of water, which is perfect for surviving in dry climates! 

What can harm this creature or plant? Are we worried about it?:

These trees are home to many creatures, such as birds, and they provide a vital part of the ecosystem. Many local human communities are also established near baobab trees.