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Baobab trees are thought to be some of Africa's oldest inhabitants. Standing at up to 100 feet tall with a girth of 20-plus feet, baobabs rise above the scrub brush and can be seen for miles around. The only thing around that will stand up to the abuse, elephants commonly use baobabs as scratching posts and to clean their tusks.