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%
43
flagNew Zealand
100%
0%
0%
0%
14
flagItaly
94%
1%
3%
0%
52
flagDenmark
93%
0%
6%
0%
15
flagAustralia
92%
7%
0%
0%
14
flagSpain
88%
5%
5%
0%
17
flagLithuania
84%
0%
0%
7%
13
flagthe United Kingdom
80%
8%
5%
4%
235
flagUkraine
80%
10%
10%
0%
10
flagPoland
76%
8%
9%
5%
10234
flagGermany
75%
9%
10%
4%
158
flagCzech Republic
75%
20%
0%
5%
20
flagthe United States
73%
6%
9%
7%
361
flagthe Netherlands
70%
8%
14%
5%
34
flagIndia
64%
10%
8%
12%
148
flagFrance
64%
16%
12%
8%
25
flagRepublic of Ireland
61%
11%
11%
14%
34
flagCanada
60%
7%
14%
14%
28
flagNorway
60%
15%
25%
0%
20
flagPakistan
50%
30%
20%
0%
10

Gender

men79%
women75%
water storage
79%
75%
fire resistance
9%
10%
heat resistance
7%
9%
protection against elephants
4%
5%

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Illustration: Frank Vassen
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