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Travel Bug Dog Tag Tree-Baobab Yellow TB

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Released:
Sunday, 26 February 2017
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In PSYCH!

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item

This is one of a series of wooden ring TBs named for famous trees. 

Baobab is the common name of a genus of trees (Adansonia) of which there are eight species. Six species live in Madagascar, one in mainland Africa, and one in Australia. The baobab is the national tree of Madagascar.  The trees reach heights of 16 to 98 ft and trunk diameters 23 to 36 ft.  Its trunk can hold up to 120,000 litres of water.  For most of the year, the tree is leafless, and looks very much like it has its roots sticking up in the air.

The trees are long-lived, but just how long is disputed. The owners of Sunland Farm in Limpopo, South Africa have built a pub called "The Big Baobab Pub" inside the hollow trunk of the 72 ft high tree. The tree is 155 ft in circumference, and is said to have been carbon dated at over 6,000 years old.

The baobab tree is known as the tree of life, with good reason. It can provide shelter, clothing, food, and water for the animal and human inhabitants of the African savannah regions. The cork-like bark and huge stem are fire resistant and are used for making cloth and rope. The leaves are used as condiments and medicines. The fruit, called "monkey bread", is edible, and full of vitamin C.  As of 2010 experts estimate the potential international market at a billion dollars a year.

The Baobab figures mightily in The Little Prince, first published in 1943, is a novella and the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  The novella is both the most-read and most-translated book in the French language, and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France.   I read it as a young adult and gave a copy to my daughter when she was twelve.

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Tracking History (11817.3mi) View Map

Dropped Off 03/26/2019 2outforfun placed it in PSYCH! Indiana - .12 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/26/2019 2outforfun took it to Let Sleeping Gnomes Lie Indiana - 1.67 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/26/2019 2outforfun took it to There's No Accounting For Taste Indiana - 62.96 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/23/2019 2outforfun took it to The Dark Plague #158 Indiana - .25 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/23/2019 2outforfun took it to The Dark Plague #157 Indiana - 3.4 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/23/2019 2outforfun took it to Bumble Bee Colors Indiana - .31 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/23/2019 2outforfun took it to Evil in Lebanon Cemetery Indiana - .13 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/23/2019 2outforfun took it to Lebanon Cemetery Preform Indiana - 2.63 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/23/2019 2outforfun took it to ET No Phone Home Indiana - 1.28 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/23/2019 2outforfun took it to Red Rail Car Black Nano Indiana - 14.58 miles  Visit Log
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