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Stone Forest , Madagascar . These are pillars of limestone due of erosion from rain and wind to form the sharp pillars. Stephen Alvarez / National Geographic / Carters

Stone Forest , Madagascar . These are pillars of limestone due of erosion from rain and wind to form the sharp pillars. Stephen Alvarez / National Geographic / Carters

The Legend...Baobab was among the first trees on earth. It saw a tall palm tree & cried..it wanted to be taller. God granted his wish. Then Baobab cried for flowers like the flame tree. The wish was granted. Baobab saw the fig tree & wanted fruit. God became angry, & pulled Baobab up & thrust its head in the ground to keep it quiet.  Baobab is leafless for most time of the year and lives on the supply of water stored in its trunk. The biggest & oldest known Baobab tree is about 6000 years…

The Legend...Baobab was among the first trees on earth. It saw a tall palm tree & cried..it wanted to be taller. God granted his wish. Then Baobab cried for flowers like the flame tree. The wish was granted. Baobab saw the fig tree & wanted fruit. God became angry, & pulled Baobab up & thrust its head in the ground to keep it quiet. Baobab is leafless for most time of the year and lives on the supply of water stored in its trunk. The biggest & oldest known Baobab tree is about 6000 years…

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