Endangered Baobab Trees Becoming Extinct – Visuals

The latest pictures – sent home by a visiting tourists from the United Kingdom.

A picture of the “New Natural World” taken in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

The changing mood of Kruger National Park. – where they don’t kill their too many elephants but they allow the endangered baobab trees to become extinct.

Credit: Images received from Peter Levey

Please read: MISS-Management of the Kruger National Park

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Baobabs

Baobabs are deciduous trees that grow to be between 5 and 20 meters tall. The Baobab tree is an interesting tree that can be found in low-lying parts of Africa and Australia. It can develop in immense proportions, and radiocarbon dating suggests they could live for 3,000 years.

In Zimbabwe, one historic hollow Baobab tree is so big that it can accommodate upwards to 40 people within its trunk. Baobabs were used as a store, a jail, a home, a storage facility, and a bus stop, among other items.

The tree is unmistakably distinct from any other. The trunk is sleek and polished, unlike the bark of other species, and is pinkish grey or occasionally copper in colour.

The expanding branches of a Baobab, once empty, resemble roots reaching up into the air, as though it had been placed upside-down. When they die, they decompose from within and crumble, leaving a pile of fibers, leading many people to believe that they do not really die at all and simply vanish.

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View Ndluvo the documentary on habitat destruction in the Kruger National Park by Ron Thomson.

 

 

 

 

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