Baobab is the name of a tree in the genus Adansonia. They are also a type of fruit that grow in the Pride Lands.
In the Real World
The fruit is incredibly high in Vitamin C, and is usually considered a 'superfruit'. The powdery white interior is used for things such as jams or gravies, whilst the pulp and seeds are normally eaten fresh.
The baobab fruit is also used to play a game known as Baobab Ball.
HistoryKion and Bunga use the fruit for a game called Baobab Ball. Their game comes to an abrupt end when the baobab tumbles down into the Outlands. Cheezi and Chungu are keen to snack on the fruit, but Janja refuses, instead choosing to try to snack on a butterfly.
During the Kupatana Celebration, the flowers on a baobab tree bloom, spreading their petals around. The Pride Landers eat the fallen flowers after the troublesome jackals are driven away.
Kion and Bunga are playing Baobab Ball. They wrestle for the fruit until Bunga is able to take it. He holds it in the air and teases his friend, but their game is interrupted by Jasiri.
The Guard plays Baobab Ball together, and are joined by Mtoto.