This dramatic story from the Western Ghats is about Moorthy, a makhna.
What’s that, you ask? Why, a tuskless male elephant! 🐘
Moorthy is the fearsome guardian of the Gudalur forests. When timber merchants and poachers begin to plunder their resources, the majestic makhna steps in.
His protection gains such a reputation that, for a while, the forests remain free from harm and are allowed to flourish. 🌳🐯
But soon enough, the authorities are given orders to capture him. Easier said than done!
Thangam, a conflicted official from the Forest Department, is reluctant to remove the elephant from the forests he has sworn to guard. How does he reconcile between his principles and his duty?
With its wealth of detail and stirring illustrations, this poignant story draws attention to the ever-important topic of environmental conservation in a simple and engaging manner!