Drew Abrahamson is the CEO of Captured In Africa and is involved with various initiatives and organizations, for wildlife conservation and rehabilitation. Abrahamson’s purpose is to create greater awareness of the need to protect and preserve Africa’s wildlife, especially the plight of Africa’s big cats.
Where did you grow up and what was your childhood like? Did you have any particular experiences/stories that shaped your adult life?
I was born in Johannesburg South Africa in a time when children were free to run around the streets safely, visiting their friends, and running riots. The word carefree comes to mind. Besides the obvious challenges childhood in general presents itself with, I can safely say that I grew up with incredible experiences, particularly in nature and with all thanks to my parents love for our wild places, although I suppose we didn’t really have a choice when very young, we were just thrown in the car like all the other children whether we liked it or not. The memories and unknown path I was to take on my life’s journey, were clearly embedded in these times. We spent the majority of our time in the Kruger National Park, with my parents being friends with the likes of Head State Vets and rangers, so naturally, all the experiences were wild animal related.
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