The Green Planet

Why Elephants Eat the Baobab Tree

Clip: Episode 4 | 2m 38s  | Video has closed captioning.

The elephant has a special relationship with the baobab, eating its fruit and spreading its seeds. The elephant also uses this tree as a key water source during migration, using it's water-rich inner wood to quench their thirst on long migrations. This damages the baobab, but it normally regenerates. Global warming has disrupted this cycle.

Aired: 07/27/22

Rating: NR

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