31. Using the Net to Save Lions in Africa
Working to save Africa’s big cats, Drew Abrahamson founded Captured In Africa out of a pure love and passion for them and the African bush. Growing up around rangers and wildlife veterinarians, Drew had many close encounters with wild animals, and has cultivated a deep love, understanding and mutual respect for all living things.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Her passion for lions began early in life, but she detoured several years to become a hairdresser and a mom, later working in her husband’s business, feeling “quite lost.” She got back on track by connecting with the dynamic Louise Joubert, director of SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary, volunteering in fundraising and public awareness.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
A successful Facebook campaign to save a white lioness from being euthanized exposed her to the power of the internet and nature photography and kicked Drew into overdrive. The lioness had killed a zoo employee, resulting in an outcry for her euthanization. The lioness was saved and relocated to a sanctuary.
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
Your talent lies in your soul pattern. It comes from deep within. If you find what that is, you need to follow it. It will be shown to you in many different ways. The trick is to identify and listen to that. I think that is the hardest part.
Connecting With Drew Abrahamson
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