Climate Change Is Killing This 430-Year-Old ‘Baobab Tree’ At Golconda Fort!

The ‘elephant tree’ at Golconda Fort, the biggest baobab outside Africa and Australia, is now under threat by climate change and ‘artificial environment’ induced by increased human activity in the 500-year-old fort complex.


Heritage activists said senior botanists and baobab experts should do a immediate ‘health check-up’ of over 430-year-old tree, known as Hatiyan-ka-jhad, in view of a scientific publication last week in Nature Plants, which revealed that some of the oldest baobab trees in Africa are suddenly dying due to changes in climate. Baobabs in Africa that were healthy six months ago have died due to climate change and pollution, the scientists suspect.