What is the main purpose for baobab to have such thick trunk?

water storage
fire resistance
heat resistance
protection against elephants
The swollen trunk of the baobab tree can store as much as 31,700 gallons (120,000 l) of water to endure harsh drought conditions. Indigenous Australians used baobabs as a source of water.
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