Photos started circulating of a tree in the Nalgonda forest in Andhra Pradesh with mysterious carvings of animals like crocodiles, monkeys, snakes and spiders. Reports suggested that this was a Baobab tree which has the largest trunk in the world. But the truth is that there is no such tree in Nalgonda. This image is of an art work called the Tree Of Life in Disneyland.
The pictures shown in the message are not manipulated, but they are not real either. All these pictures actually belong to artificial creations of Disney Animal Kingdom, which is an animal theme park situated in Florida, USA. The massive looking tree sculpture, famously known as ‘Tree of Life’, is 145-foot tall, 50-foot wide, and serves as the centerpiece and icon in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. As many as 325 animals have been carved artistically around and through this massive attraction, which also includes Galapagos tortoises, lemurs and cotton-top tamarins among several others, along with crocodile, monkey, snake, spider as shown in the pictures. To add more to this attraction, Tree of Life contains a 3-D theatre housed in it, where a fun movie called ‘It’s Tough to be a Bug’ is showcased. The video on right shows and explains the complete picture of this Tree of Life in Animal Kingdom.
Therefore, this is neither a mysterious tree, nor a real one, but an art work in Disney land, and it does not belong to Nalgonda in Andhra Pradesh, India or southern Africa.