Madagascar facts Selected as the most interesting among East Africa related questions in East Africa quiz What is the main purpose for baobab to have such thick trunk?Water storage. 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.Created by: life-o-holictrees facts » This photo was taken in Madagascar. What are these grand trees?Baobabs. These large trees are the only remnants of the tropical forest that once grown in the area. The baobabs were simply too large and tough to be cleared without mechanical tools. The tree can grow up to nearly 100 feet (30 m) tall and 35 feet (11 m) wide.Created by: globalquiz.orgEast Africa facts » Where do aye-ayes live?In Madagascar. The aye-aye is a lemur. Like all other lemurs, it is native to Madagascar.Created by: globalquiz.organimals of East Africa facts » What animal is that?Aye-aye. The classification of the aye-aye has been debated since its discovery. It was first classified as rodent, and as a squirel. However, the aye-aye is also similar to felines in its head shape, eyes, ears and nostrils. Molecular tests had shown it belongs to the lemurs superfamily.Created by: Monica Stillerzoology facts » What is the capital city of Madagascar?Antananarivo served as capital of Madagascar well before the French colonization of the island. It was the seat of Radama I, who was considered the King of Madagascar by European diplomats in the early XIXth century.Created by: globalquiz.orgEastern Africa facts » Play East Africa quiz and see all the questions.