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California sea lion pup Mousse was found malnourished, skinny, and with no mother in sight. Orphaned pups like her need your help!

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Hawaiian monk seal Pearl
endangered

Pearl

Hawaiian Monk Seal
Monachus schauinslandi

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Hawaiian monk seal pup Pearl was found underweight and malnourished in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. One of only approximately 1,400 endangered Hawaiian monk seals alive today, Pearl was too thin and weak to survive on her own.

Pearl was rescued and brought to Ke Kai Ola, The Marine Mammal Center’s Hawaiian monk seal hospital on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. Once at Ke Kai Ola, Pearl was able to get the nutrition she needed to grow healthy and strong, while our animal care experts taught her how to catch fish on her own—a skill that would help ensure her future survival in the wild.

After about four months of rehabilitation, Pearl was released back to her home in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. She was fitted with a satellite tag before her release, allowing researchers to monitor her movements in the wild for several months. This tag provided our scientists with valuable data that will help them better understand how to protect this endangered species in the future.

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photo © The Marine Mammal Center / NOAA permit #18786

Age at Admit
Pup
Sex
Female
Location
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Diagnosis
Malnutrition, Maternal separation
Admitted
05/28/2015
Status
Released
Release Date
09/23/2015
Release Location
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

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You’ll be giving sick and injured animals the best possible care at the Center’s state-of-the-art hospital. With your gift today, you are giving a patient a second chance at life in the wild.

  • $35 You'll buy food for a hungry animal
  • $45 You'll provide life-saving medical care
  • $65 You'll make second chances possible

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