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Monk seal gives birth in Waikiki, thrilling visitors

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hawaiian Monk seal RH58, also known as Rocky, gave birth to a healthy pup at Kaimana Beach in Waikiki late Wednesday or early Thursday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    People gathered behind the cordoned-off area where the two seals are located.

An endangered Hawaiian monk seal that usually has pups on the less congested island of Kauai gave birth this week in the crowded beach area of Waikiki near the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, to the delight of scores of visitors. Read more

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