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Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 25: In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, baobab trees grow alongside one another in a field in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. Africa's ancient baobab, with it's distinctive swollen trunk and known as the "tree of life," is under a new mysterious threat, with some of the largest and oldest dying abruptly in recent years. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Baobab trees - Southern Africa

One of the oldest living organisms in Africa, these trees can live up to 3,000 years and are often called “the tree of life.” However, over the past 12 years, five of the six largest and nine of the 13 oldest have died, either completely or partially. According to a study published in Nature Plants, this may be due to climate change. “We suspect the demise of monumental baobabs may be associated at least in part with significant modifications of climate conditions that affect southern Africa in particular,” the report says.

© Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Photo
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