Adopt-a-Seal® Lele-aka – Nominee for 2017 Patient of the Year
Hawaiian monk seal pup Lele-aka was severely underweight when she was found alone on a beach without her mother in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, which is home to about 80 percent of this endangered population.
Her name means “milky way” in Hawaiian, and the stars aligned for this pup when she was brought to Ke Kai Ola, our Hawaiian monk seal hospital in the Main Hawaiian Islands.
Lele-aka was initially fed fish-mash smoothies until she was strong enough to transition to eating whole fish.
After nine months of care, Lele-aka regained her health and was released back to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands where she will help rebuild this endangered population of just 1,400 animals.
Lele-aka’s story is so inspiring and memorable that she was nominated as a 2017 Patient of the Year. Show your support for patients like Lele-aka by adopting her today.
Lele-aka is an exclusive digital-only Adopt-a-Seal®. When you adopt Lele-aka, you’ll automatically be able to download your adoption certificate that shares her photo and story on the back. Thanks to your generosity, you’ll make a difference in the life of a marine mammal like Lele-aka. Please note that this is a non-fillable, download-only certificate.
Download your digital Adopt-a-Seal® today!