Beautiful baobab trees – interesting facts and pictures

These majestic giants are subjects of many legends and one of the most recognizable symbols of the African continent. Let's learn more about them with these 5 baobab tree facts.

Some trivia:

  • baobabs are all trees belonging to the genus Adansonia;
  • there are 9 different species;
  • one species is native to Australia, while others grow in Madagascar and mainland Africa;
  • at the beginning of the 21st century, African baobabs started rapidly dying, and the reason is still unknown.

Have you ever seen a baobab with your own eyes? Do you know any other interesting baobab tree facts?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
I am a native of Kenya and we do not have them, however; the story children are told is that Mama Gaea gave the hyena the baby tree to plant but since he is a careless animal, he planted it with the roots on top and that is why the Baobab looks like it is upside down. This majestic tree like the elephant holds our energy on the earth, and as they go so do we. At least that is what most Africans are taught to revere both and thank them for holding our energy.
May 8, 2020 12:14AM
Margaret Myburgh
I have lived in Africa my entire life, have grown up with these magnificent trees.
May 5, 2020 12:40AM
Priscilla Cogan
The bushmen have put their pregnant wives inside to give birth.
May 4, 2020 5:29PM
Krishna Chandra Singh Sanger
I was in Biu, Borno state, Nigeria, working as a teacher during 1880-83. Saw hundreds of Baobab trees of all sizes
Oct 9, 2021 5:12PM
Joy Holbrook
I have a photo of my husband standing in front of one in the Northern Territory in Australia. They’re wonderful things!
Sep 25, 2021 5:45PM
Steve Tingle
There is a very realistic but artificial one in Fuengirola Biopark in Southern Spain.
May 4, 2020 11:09PM
😎😎😎 Supercool
May 4, 2020 8:58PM
Lane Mark S
Linda Martin, look up Dragon blood tree.
May 4, 2020 6:14PM
Wow -- I love all trees and this one is truly special. Would love to see one - I'd hug it.
May 4, 2020 5:37PM
Stuart Glaze
So majestic! The fact it can hold all that water too.
May 4, 2020 5:26PM

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