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%
70
flagNew Zealand
100%
0%
0%
0%
14
flagDenmark
94%
0%
5%
0%
17
flagItaly
93%
1%
4%
0%
61
flagAustralia
92%
7%
0%
0%
14
flagSpain
90%
5%
5%
0%
20
flagLithuania
84%
0%
0%
7%
13
flagthe United Arab Emirates
83%
0%
5%
5%
18
flagthe United Kingdom
81%
7%
5%
4%
302
flagUnknown
80%
8%
8%
4%
50
flagGermany
79%
7%
9%
3%
207
flagPoland
77%
8%
8%
4%
11765
flagCzech Republic
75%
20%
0%
5%
20
flagthe United States
74%
6%
9%
7%
394
flagthe Netherlands
72%
6%
12%
8%
48
flagFrance
71%
15%
7%
5%
38
flagRepublic of Ireland
67%
11%
9%
11%
43
flagIndia
64%
10%
9%
11%
159
flagNorway
63%
13%
22%
0%
22
flagCanada
62%
6%
12%
15%
32

Gender

men80%
women77%
water storage
80%
77%
fire resistance
8%
9%
heat resistance
7%
8%
protection against elephants
3%
4%

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Illustration: Frank Vassen
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