Abandoned monk seal continues to grow

KEWALO BASIN (KHNL) - The monk seal pup who was abandoned by his mother is growing and has begun to show his first few teeth.

KP2, the  temporary ID given to the pup for data recording purposes, now weighs in at 55 pounds.

NOAA Fisheries and Marine Mammals Center staff say the pup continues to appear bright and active and is tolerant of his feeding regimen.

He appears to love swimming in the pool and does so several times a day.

But officials say while this all seems like positive news, KP2 is still not out of the woods.