Dr. S. Ilayaraja

Our Senior Veterinary Officer and Surgeon at the Agra Bear Rescue Facility, Dr. Ilayaraj has been associated with WSOS since February 2004. He has devoted himself to learning as much as possible about the world of wildlife medicine. Apart from our rescued bears, he has treated snakes, elephants, tigers, hyenas and dogs. Dr. Ilayaraja has attended various global conferences and presented several veterinary medical papers based upon his findings through his work in treating rescued ‘dancing’ bears and elephants. When asked if he is attached to any specific bear he responds, “There is a blind bear by the name of Ganesha who is very special to me. He is a gentle giant and very calm and diplomatic. Although he is blind, I believe his is content with his life and I enjoy watching him and being around him.”