Islands of Wonder

The Baobab Tree

Clip: Episode 1 | 3m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

In the village of Ampotaka, the dry season can last several months. In order to survive, its residents rely on the neighboring baobab trees passed on by their ancestors. When hollowed out, their trunks act as tanks to store water collected from the brief rains and can naturally hold over 20,000 gallons of water within their structures.

Aired: 09/16/20

Rating: TV-G

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning