GIANT AFRICAN BAOBAB TREES DIE SUDDENLY AFTER THOUSANDS OF YEARS

ALL WERE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA - ZIMBABWE, NAMIBIA, SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA, AND ZAMBIA.

SOME OF AFRICA'S OLDEST AND BIGGEST BAOBAB TREES HAVE ABRUPTLY DIED, WHOLLY OR IN PART, IN THE PAST DECADE, ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS.

All were in southern Africa - Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia.
The iconic tree can live to be 3,000 years old, according to the website of the Kruger National Park in South Africa, a natural baobab habitat.
Among the nine were four of the largest African baobabs.

Some of Africa’s oldest and biggest baobab trees have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, according to researchers. The trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years and in some cases as wide as a bus is...

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