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How long do baobab trees live?

Asked by Sue Oelke on November 08, 2021

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3,000 years old

How do you pronounce baobab tree? The word 'buhibab' apparently means 'fruit with many seeds' which makes sense, because the hard, gourd-like fruits of baobab trees contain many seeds. The pronunciation of baobab is quite straightforward provided youremember that the first 'a' sounds like the 'a' in 'yay'.

How old is the oldest baobab tree? 6,000 years

How does the baobab tree survive? The baobab tree has adapted to the savanna biome by only producing leaves during the wet season. When leaves do grow, they are in tiny finger-like clusters. The acacia tree can survive drought conditions because it has developed long tap roots that can reach deep, ground water sources. It is also fireresistant.