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
flagVietnam
95%
0%
4%
0%
21
flagItaly
94%
1%
4%
0%
72
flagAustralia
93%
6%
0%
0%
15
flagSpain
90%
4%
4%
0%
22
flagDenmark
88%
0%
11%
0%
18
flagthe United Kingdom
84%
6%
5%
3%
377
flagthe United Arab Emirates
82%
5%
5%
2%
34
flagGreece
81%
0%
6%
12%
16
flagGermany
80%
7%
9%
3%
227
flagPoland
78%
8%
8%
4%
13120
flagCzech Republic
78%
14%
3%
3%
28
flagthe Netherlands
77%
5%
10%
6%
59
flagthe United States
75%
6%
8%
7%
459
flagUnknown
72%
8%
9%
9%
85
flagRepublic of Ireland
72%
9%
7%
9%
51
flagFrance
68%
19%
7%
4%
41
flagNorway
66%
12%
20%
0%
24
flagIndia
64%
9%
9%
12%
164
flagCanada
62%
6%
12%
15%
32

Gender

men80%
women77%
water storage
80%
77%
fire resistance
8%
9%
heat resistance
6%
8%
protection against elephants
3%
4%

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Illustration: Frank Vassen
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