Dr. Ajay Deshmukh

Dr. Ajay is our Senior Veterinary Officer based at the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Center in Maharashtra. A true daredevil, he has rescued many leopards and doesn’t hesitate to climb down into wells or enter caves when it comes to saving animals. His commitment to educational programs is reflected in his working to spread awareness in schools and by his conducting training camps to prepare state policemen and forest guards to handle man-wildlife conflicts. He has been associated with Wildlife SOS since 2009 and describes his experience thus far as “blissful”! When not on duty, Dr. Ajay enjoys acting, listening to his favorite Marathi songs and he has developed into an excellent photographer. To alleviate stress, he can be seen playing around with Bhima, the leopard with whom he shares a special bond.