South Africa

They survived centuries of elephant onslaught. Now climate change is killing these iconic baobabs; Tristen Taylor & Nathalie Bertrams; Monga Bay

Scraping sounds fill the nights at Mapungubwe, a national park at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, where the borders of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa meet. Families of elephants relentlessly tear the bark off ancient baobabs, scraping their tusks on the trees and digging deep into their cores to extract the fibrous, moisture-rich interior.

Source: They survived centuries of elephant onslaught. Now climate change is killing these iconic baobabs

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