One neat fact which I found at the blog for neatorama.com is that the baobab tree can store as much as 31,700 gallon (120,000 l) of water to endure harsh drought conditions. The fruit of this tree has been called a “superfruit” because of its nutrient-rich content (loaded with vitamin C, calcium and antioxidants, minerals, protein, soluble and insoluble dietary fiber). The bark of the tree is used for clothing, medicinal compounds, and more. Baobab trees don’t just grow in the African savannas but the ones in Africa are pretty amazing! I don’t go to bars so I probably would have thought to build something else. But there’s a baobab tree in a garden in Limpopo, South Africa that has a bar inside of it, with a phone and a dartboard. Don’t believe me? I’m a Stumbler and discovered an interesting link at amazingposts.com when I stumbled the word Adansonia.
The Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, known for its elephants and baobab trees. The best time to visit is any time! Just be aware that there are rainy and dry seasons. Click here to visit the official website: Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
So what do you think?
Baobab trees sound pretty cool, huh?
“Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. (African Proverbs and Sayings)
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