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"Vividly written... Their story is thrilling - the kind of tale that wild-animal lovers won't easily forget." (People)

In this riveting real-life adventure, Mark and Delia Owens tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and - in the end - themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia. There they studied the mysteries of the elephant population’s recovery after poaching, discovering remarkable similarities between humans and elephants. A young elephant named Gift provided the clue to help them crack the animals’ secret of survival. A stirring portrait of life in Africa, Secrets of the Savanna is a remarkable record of the Owenses's unique passions.

©2006 Mark Owens and Delia Owens (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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A vivid view of the savanna in Africa, culture and wildlife!

I had read one of Delia Owens other books and was searching for other book that she wrote. At first when I saw the title over I don't know Africa? But I am so happy that I did listen to this great book! And I probably will again the description of the wildlife the elephants in their lives will for ever touched my heart. As a youngster I lived in many continents and I so always wanted to go to Africa Kenya I thought because of all the animals you would see in one country. But sadly I've never made that journey. So it's so exciting at 72 to have a treasure i'm listening to your , Love and dedication and many years giving your lives to save the wonderful Savannah!

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Fabulous book!

Beautifully written and performed! I felt I was right beside them in Africa! I highly recommend this book. It will be a classic.

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Hard to believe it was all real

Beautifully descriptive. At times I could close my eyes and imagine being in Africa and seeing the beauty of the landscape and wildlife. Hard to believer it was all a true story.

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I enjoyed this so much. I grew up in Zambia and Thought I knew the bush. But they opened up a new world to me about elephants.
Beautiful poetic descriptions.
Plenty of excitement.

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Dreamy

It was a nice getaway to take. Dreamy stories that matter. I recommend it to all!

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A Life Changing Masterpiece!

Truly a heart wrenching and uplifting story of unimaginable sacrifice to be shared and listened to time after time.

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Inspiring

This is one of a few books I've read about Mark and Delia Owens and their work in Africa. This one had the strongest focus on the rank poaching industry, and led us through how they intelligently and successfully won the war for the benefit of the animals and humans alike. I'm always in awe of their determination and especially Delia's fearlessness out in the bush. They are both amazing and inspiring. I also think the narrators did a great job and allowed me to believe that I was listening to the actual couple themselves unfolding the story. Wonderful book.

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I so wanted to love this

I don’t know exactly what I expected but rather than hearing about poachers I wanted to know more about elephants. It was fine but I wouldn’t recommend it.

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A look at elephants,

A good insight into elephants and their habitats. We love hearing of Africa and it's animals.