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%
60
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
flagUU
89%
6%
0%
3%
29
flagSpain
88%
5%
5%
0%
18
flagLithuania
84%
0%
0%
7%
13
flagthe United Kingdom
80%
8%
6%
4%
247
flagPoland
76%
8%
8%
5%
10893
flagGermany
76%
9%
9%
4%
171
flagCzech Republic
75%
20%
0%
5%
20
flagthe United States
74%
6%
9%
7%
383
flagthe Netherlands
72%
7%
15%
5%
40
flagFrance
67%
14%
10%
7%
28
flagIndia
64%
10%
8%
12%
150
flagRepublic of Ireland
63%
11%
11%
13%
36
flagCanada
62%
6%
13%
13%
29
flagNorway
61%
14%
23%
0%
21
flagPakistan
50%
30%
20%
0%
10

Gender

men79%
women76%
water storage
79%
76%
fire resistance
9%
9%
heat resistance
7%
8%
protection against elephants
4%
4%

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Author: life-o-holic
Illustration: Frank Vassen
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