Delia Owens

When we think of the name Delia Owens, her bestseller Where the Crawfish Sing comes to mind, as well as several other books for which she became famous. Based on the book, a film of the same name was made.

Delia Owens was born in October 1949 in the USA. Her passion for zoology manifested itself in her childhood. After graduating from the Faculty of Biology at the University of Georgia, she received a bachelor’s degree. Subsequently, Delia Owens defended her doctoral dissertation at the University of California.

Delia Owens

With her husband Mark, she made an amazing and adventurous journey into the African savanna and beyond into the Kalahari Desert. In the desert, the couple set up a temporary camp and conducted long-term observations of the behavior of African animals that appeared before them in their natural habitat.

Subsequently, scientists entered into a confrontation with the authorities of Botswana, as they categorically spoke out in favor of stopping poaching and smuggling of elephant tusks and skins of rare African animals. Delia’s husband spoke out in favor of fire to kill poachers, who, in general, felt quite comfortable and with impunity in African Botswana, relying on the connivance of local corrupt authorities.

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In the course of this fight, one of the poachers was allegedly shot dead by Delia Owens’ stepson, Christopher. The family had to urgently leave Africa. By the way, as of 2022, scientists continue to be wanted by the Zambian authorities on suspicion of killing a poacher.

Having gained vast practical experience in Africa, Delia Owens has written many scientific and popular science articles in world-famous publications, and has published several fascinating books that have become bestsellers.

Such popularity was largely facilitated by the writer’s talent of the scientist. He helped her make fascinating stories about the struggle for survival in the wild between animals, the fight against poaching that flourishes in many African countries and the barbaric destruction of unique fauna.

Delia Owens is a founding member of the Wildlife Conservation Charitable Foundation, headquartered in Stone Mountain, Georgia. By the way, the foundation itself bears the name of its founder.

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