May 11, 2012

More from Africa...Trip to Tarangerie National Park

My son @ the enterance to Tarangerie National park(Behind Baobab tree)
The Baobab Tree is also known as the tree of life, with good reason. It can provide shelter, clothing, food, and water for the animal and human inhabitants of the African Savannah regions. The cork-like bark and huge stem are fire resistant and are used for making cloth and rope. The leaves are used as condiments and medicines. The fruit, called "monkey bread", is edible, and full of Vitamin C. The tree can store hundreds of litres of water, which is tapped in dry periods. Mature trees are usually hollow, providing living space for many animals and humans. Radio-carbon dating has measured that age of some Baobab trees at over 2,000 years old. For most of the year, the tree is leafless, and looks very much like it has its roots sticking up in the air.
A dead Baobab Tree

An African Elephant(Tembo in Swahili) with her calf

An Elephant Skull


Spring Buck

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