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Hawaiian monk seal

The Hawaiian monk seal and the Hawaiian hoary bat are the only two mammals indigenous to Hawai‘i's terrestrial environment. 


  • ‘Ope‘ape‘a

    Hawaiian hoary bat

    The ‘ōpe‘ape‘a, or Hawaiian hoary bat, is Hawaii’s only native terrestrial mammal. 

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  • ‘Ilio holo I ka uaua

    Hawaiian monkseal

    The Hawaiian monk seal is known in Hawaiian as 'īlio holo i ka uaua, which means "dog running in the rough seas". Hawaiian monks seals are among the most critically endangered mammals in the world.  

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Last Updated: Jan 06, 2017
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