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Some of Africa's oldest and biggest baobab trees are dying at an unprecedented rate and magnitude, according to researchers.

The baobab tree is a strange looking tree that grows in low-lying areas in Africa, Madagascar and Australia.

Baobab trees are somewhat of a natural wonder. They grow to enormous sizes and can live to thousands of years.

Researcher and archaeologist, Dr Grant Hall, says the trees are dying out as a response to global climate change.

Dr Hall contributed to a paper on the demise of the largest and oldest African baobabs.

These trees are collapsing and dying because of series of climate and environmental affects.

Dr Grant Hall, archaeologist

One of the major affects that we think is causing this is increasing overall temperature.

Dr Grant Hall, archaeologist

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : How global warming is wiping out Africa's oldest baobab trees

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