Just a few days old and with no mother in sight, KP2, later renamed Hō'ailona, was rescued from a beach on the island of Kauai in 2008. This rare Hawaiian monk seal became the unofficial mascot for the mission to save this endangered species, of which only 1,300 seals currently remain. Few monk seal pups survive their first year due to threats like entanglement in ocean trash, declining fisheries, climate change and predation. The Marine Mammal Center's Hawaiian monk seal hospital and education center, Ke Kai Ola, is dedicated to the conservation of Hawaiian monk seals and their ocean home. We provide a pu'uhonua, or place of refuge, for sick, injured and orphaned seals.
When you adopt KP2, you'll receive a personalized 7in. x 5in. adoption certificate with KP2's photo and story. Your symbolic adoption will make a difference in the life of a marine mammal like KP2!
Upgrade Available: Upgrade to a gift package with an extra-soft 12in. plush monk seal! Package parts will appear in your cart as an additional item when you upgrade.
*Due to considerable price differences between domestic and international shipping, shipping charges will apply on gift packages being shipped outside of the United States.