December 14, 2018

Hawaiian monk seal finds new home at aquarium

HONOLULU (AP) — A nearly blind Hawaiian monk seal found years ago trying to suckle a rock at a Kauai beach after his mother abandoned him is settling into his new home at the Waikiki Aquarium.

Hoailona, also known as KP2, has been poking his snout into the corners and edges of the outdoor pool as he explores the new environment he moved into this week.

“He’s curious about everything that’s around him,” aquarium director Andy Rossiter said Thursday.

Hoailona is about 12 in human years. National Marine Fisheries Service officials first found him trying to suckle on a rock

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/hawaiian-monk-seal-finds-home-aquarium-232200597.html