Baobab trees more than eleven hundred years old die suddenly in the last twelve years.
Scientist do not think the trees’ deaths are the work of disease, and instead suggest that it may be the result of climate change.
Of the thirteen baobab trees, that are already so old, nine died.
Between 2005 and 2017, the scientists examined all known large and old baobab trees, sixty in total. They collected data about the age of the trees and noticed that especially the oldest and largest trees died during the study period.
The trees were in Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia.
Read the article of National Geographic here.