One of the coolest things about Kauai was the monk seals. Monk seals are incredibly endangered, with only about 500 in existence today. They beach themselves during the day to rest. It's a crime to harrass or disurb a Hawaiian monk seal, and when we were lucky enough to share a beach with one, we found everyone to be super respectful of this magnificent animal. I found this great "Adopt a Monk Seal" website where you can donate anywhere from $20 to $75 to Defenders of Wildlife, and they'll give you a stuffed animal version of a monk seal, an adoption certificate, a photo, and more information about monk seals. They also have many other animal "adoptions" to choose from, if monk seals aren't your thing.
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