Hawaiian monk seal named Kilo was found near death on an island southwest of Kauai. She was rescued and brought to Ke Kai Ola - a marine mammal center - for rehabilitation. Kilo was said to be “emaciated, dehydrated and unlikely to survive without help” on the day that she was found. At Ke Kai Ola, Kilo gained over one hundred pounds, and became a lot healthier. Soon after, six other seals were found in similar condition to Kilo. They were all helped and rehabilitated as well. As they released the seals, each was fitted with a satellite tag so that their progress could be tracked.
Follow this link to read all about Kilo and the other Hawaiian Monk Seals:
Submitted by MMRT Member Lauren B.
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