Weaned Hawaiian monk seal moved to undisclosed location

HONOLULU — A Hawaiian monk seal pup born on a Waikiki beach has been moved so that it can remain a wild animal and won't become accustomed to interacting with people.

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources says the female pup weaned from its mother Friday. The pup was moved to an undisclosed location on Saturday after scientists were sure that the mother had left.

The seal's mother gave birth in late June. It was the first seal born in Waikiki, one of the world's most famous tourist beaches, since record-keeping began a few decades ago.

The pup is affectionately called Kaimana after the beach where it was born.

Hawaiian monk seals are a critically endangered species. There are only 1,400 remaining in the wild.

You may also interested in

Push for healthier nail salons in California finding success

Mar 5, 2017

A grass-roots California campaign enlisting the mostly Asian immigrant workers and owners at nail salons is having gradual success reducing toxic exposure from manicures and pedicures

Scientists: Big changes coming for 1 of most important fish

Oct 19, 2017

Conservationists and fishing groups say big changes that are potentially coming to the management of a tiny fish could have huge implications for the ocean ecosystem and marine industries on the East Coast

No more bongs! Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years of repairs

Aug 14, 2017

The bongs of Big Ben will fall silent starting next week as a major restoration project is carried out

People also read these

Push for healthier nail salons in California finding success

Mar 5, 2017

A grass-roots California campaign enlisting the mostly Asian immigrant workers and owners at nail salons is having gradual success reducing toxic exposure from manicures and pedicures

Scientists: Big changes coming for 1 of most important fish

Oct 19, 2017

Conservationists and fishing groups say big changes that are potentially coming to the management of a tiny fish could have huge implications for the ocean ecosystem and marine industries on the East Coast

No more bongs! Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years of repairs

Aug 14, 2017

The bongs of Big Ben will fall silent starting next week as a major restoration project is carried out

What's Trending
Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH