Another legend about Baobab Trees

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Found this legend online :"The baobab was among the first trees to appear on the land. Next came the slender, graceful palm tree. When the baobab saw the palm tree, it cried out that it wanted to be taller. Then the beautiful flame tree appeared with its red flower and the baobab was envious for flower blossoms. When the baobab saw the magnificent fig tree, it prayed for fruit as well. The gods became angry with the tree and pulled it up by its roots, then replanted it upside down to keep it...Read Full Story

Baobab Trees are upside-down trees

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The baobab tree has a unique nickname, the "upside-down tree".  This nick-name stems from an Arabic legend which claims that a devil uprooted a tree and planted it upside down, creating what is now the baobab. Some think that this Arabic legend may have derived from an even older African legend. The similar African tale suggests that each animal was given a tree to plant, and the hyena accidentally planted his tree upside-down.Regardless, the Baobab has many nick-names and "upside-down tree...Read Full Story