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Hawaiian monk seal ready for visitors at new Waikiki home

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The Waikiki Aquarium has reopened its Monk Seal Habitat after five months of renovation. Only Ho‘ailona, who was orphaned by his mother at 2 days old, will be featured.

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Children watched Ho‘ailona on Thursday at feeding time.

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Pictured after feeding time is the 10 year old male monk seal named “Ho’ailona.”