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Hawaiian Monk Seal

Hawaii State Mammal

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal; photo by flickker photos on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Official State Mammal of Hawai'i

The endangered Hawaiian monk seal was recognized as an official mammal symbol of Hawaii in 2008. The humpback whale is the original state marine mammal of Hawaii, designated in 1979 (also endangered), and in 2015 adopted a state land mammal, (the Hawaiian hoary bat). All State Mammals