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Kaiwi’s monk seal pup named Pa‘aki

Kaiwi’s newest monk seal pup born this month at Kaimana Beach has been named Pa‘aki. Kaiwi, or RK96, gave birth to the pup, which community members reported the morning of May 1 at the popular beach. Officials had referred to the pup as PO5, the fifth pup born on Oahu.

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ewly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki, with mother, Kaiwi, on Tuesday in Waikiki.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki lies inverted on the beach.
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Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki, with mother, Kaiwi.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki, right, naps with mother. Kaiwi, on Tuesday in Waikiki.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki frolics in the waves,.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki, front, swims with mother, Kaiwi, on Tuesday in Waikiki.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki seems to strike a beach pose on Tuesday in Waikiki.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki frolics in the waves.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki seems to wave with its flipper while swimming with mother, Kaiwi.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki, with mother, Kaiwi.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki, frolics in the waves with mother, Kaiwi.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki, with mother, Kaiwi, on Tuesday in Waikiki.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki, with mother, Kaiwi, on Tuesday in Waikiki.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki, left, snuggles with mother, Kaiwi, on Tuesday in Waikiki.
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Newly named Hawaiian monk seal pup Pa’aki, with mother, Kaiwi, on Tuesday in Waikiki.