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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water storage
fire resistance
heat resistance
protection against elephants
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flagFinland
100%
0%
0%
0%
82
flagVietnam
95%
0%
4%
0%
21
flagItaly
94%
1%
3%
0%
79
flagAustralia
93%
6%
0%
0%
15
flagSpain
91%
4%
4%
0%
24
flagDenmark
88%
0%
11%
0%
18
flagthe United Arab Emirates
86%
4%
4%
2%
43
flagthe United Kingdom
85%
5%
4%
2%
473
flagthe Netherlands
83%
3%
7%
4%
81
flagGreece
81%
0%
9%
9%
22
flagCzech Republic
80%
13%
3%
3%
30
flagGermany
79%
7%
9%
3%
250
flagPoland
78%
7%
8%
4%
15981
flagthe United States
75%
6%
8%
7%
489
flagUnknown
73%
9%
9%
7%
535
flagRepublic of Ireland
73%
10%
6%
9%
65
flagFrance
69%
19%
7%
4%
42
flagNorway
68%
13%
17%
0%
29
flagIndia
64%
9%
10%
11%
169
flagCanada
61%
5%
14%
14%
34

Gender

men79%
women78%
water storage
79%
78%
fire resistance
8%
8%
heat resistance
7%
8%
protection against elephants
4%
4%

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Illustration: Frank Vassen
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