What is the main purpose for baobab to have such thick trunk?

water storage
fire resistance
heat resistance
protection against elephants
The swollen trunk of the baobab tree can store as much as 31,700 gallons (120,000 l) of water to endure harsh drought con­di­tion­s. In­dige­nous Aus­tralians used baobabs as a source of water.

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heat resistance
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flagFinland
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83
flagSwitzerland
97%
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flagItaly
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flagSpain
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flagAustria
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
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flagGreece
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagSweden
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flagGermany
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flagPoland
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flagCzech Republic
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flagthe United States
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagUnknown
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flagFrance
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flagNorway
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flagIndia
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flagCanada
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Gender

men79%
women80%
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79%
80%
fire resistance
7%
7%
heat resistance
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protection against elephants
5%
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Illustration: Frank Vassen
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