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  • English name
    Hawaiian Monk Seal
  • ClassificationCarnivora, Phocidae
  • Scientific nameMonachus Schauinslandi

Hawaiian Monk Seal
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The Hawaiian Islands were like a paradise for the Hawaiian Monk Seal years ago. But as people started to hunt it and a military base was built, the number of the Hawaiian Monk Seal became fewer and fewer.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Total length: Male 200-210cm / Female 230cm
Weight: Male 170kg / Female 250kg

(Source: Shinsekai Zetsumetsukiki Doubutsu Zukan* (Library Edition) Gakken) (*Illustrated Encyclopedia of New World Endangered Animals)

Where they live

Hawaiian Monk Seals live on the sandy beach and coastal waters around the Hawaiian Islands.

What they eat

Hawaiian Monk Seals enjoy squid, octopus, prawn, and eel.

What they are like

Hawaiian Monk Seals are clothed in smooth fur. It's funny because they live in the warm Hawaiian climate.

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Paradise Lost
The Hawaiian Monk Seals live on the sandy beach and coastal waters around the Hawaiian Islands. With few enemies, the islands were perfect for the Hawaiian Monk Seals to raise their kids. It was like a paradise. But when many people moved onto the islands, things started to change little by little. The Hawaiian Monk Seals became the target of hunters in the 19th century and a military base was built on the sandy beach in the 20th century. They now have troubles finding a place to raise their kids.

Have people caused the Hawaiian Monk Seal to stop raising their kids?!
The Hawaiian Monk Seal has become wary of human after living in the islands for years. With human present nearby, Hawaiian Monk Seal mothers will immediately stop feeding their kids and look for human approaching them. Now the sandy beach is protected for the Hawaiian Monk Seal to raise its kids, but the number of the Hawaiian Monk Seals is still low. Now they are facing new crises, like being caught in fishing nets or attacked by sharks.

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