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
flagVietnam
95%
0%
4%
0%
21
flagItaly
94%
1%
4%
0%
68
flagSpain
90%
5%
5%
0%
20
flagDenmark
88%
0%
11%
0%
18
flagthe United Arab Emirates
83%
3%
6%
3%
31
flagthe United Kingdom
81%
7%
6%
3%
326
flagGermany
80%
7%
8%
3%
220
flagGreece
80%
0%
6%
13%
15
flagUnknown
78%
6%
9%
6%
65
flagPoland
77%
8%
8%
4%
12411
flagthe Netherlands
76%
5%
10%
7%
55
flagCzech Republic
76%
15%
3%
3%
26
flagthe United States
75%
6%
8%
7%
439
flagFrance
71%
15%
7%
5%
38
flagRepublic of Ireland
70%
10%
8%
10%
47
flagNorway
65%
13%
21%
0%
23
flagIndia
63%
9%
9%
12%
163
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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