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Cute alert! New monk seal pup introduced on the Big Island

(Image: The Marine Mammal Center/Facebook) (Image: The Marine Mammal Center/Facebook)
(Image: The Marine Mammal Center/Facebook) (Image: The Marine Mammal Center/Facebook)
BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

An adorable rare addition to the Hawaiian monk seal family on the Big Island is being introduced to the world.

The Marine Mammal Center said a new monk seal pup was born on Feb. 8.

Her name is Manu‘iwa, a nod to the frigate bird which flies long distances over the open ocean.

Manu‘iwa and her mom will continue to be monitored by the center’s response team.

Their exact location will not be disclosed so that she can learn to survive in the wild without any human interference.

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