HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Steve Uyehara, Grace Lee and the crew of Hawaii News Now Sunrise are teaming up with the Monk Seal Foundation and the Four Seasons Resort Lanai to adopt a monk seal, and we want you to help us think of a name!
As part of the Adopt-a-Monk-Seal Hanai Program, where people can donate money and "adopt" a monk seal, we'll adopt the seal on-air on Friday, and you can help.
Head over to the Hawaii News Now Facebook page and leave a comment on the picture of RT-24, the seal's ID tag, with the name you think we should pick!
Check out RT-24's bio below:
Aloha! Scientists know me by my Permanent ID – RT24. This was given to me to help learn more about me and research my behavior, along with my ID tag T25. I'm three years old and was discovered as a weaned pup on Oahu in 2010, as scientists do not know who my mother is. I can usually be found between Oahu and Maui. One of my identifying features is that I'm missing part of my left rear flipper.
Here is more information on the Adopt a Monk Seal Hanai Program:
• Donation level is $75 or more
• Donation is valid for one year (from date of donation)
• Donor receives: Adoption Certificate, Hawaiian Monk Seal Bio, Four Seasons Hawaiian Monk Seal Plush Toy, Tax Donation Letter
*Please note this adoption is conceptual and in no way implies ownership of a monk seal.