Hawaiian Monk Seal

Hawaii State Mammal


Hawaiian monk seal

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



A Hawaiian monk seal snoozes on a beach on the island of Oahu; photo by Scot Nelson on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Hawaiian monk seal rests on beach


Hawaiian Monk Seal R307 @ Molokini Island Maui Hawaii Part One