Endangered Hawaiian monk seal shot in head on Molokai

  • In this undated photo provided by the Hawaii Marine Animal Response, an endangered Hawaiian monk seal known by officials as L11 is shown on a beach on the island of Molokai, Hawaii. Federal officials said Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 that the seal was intentionally killed with a gun in September. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said in a statement that the young female seal suffered a gunshot wound to its head. (Hawaii Marine Animal Response via AP — Permit #18786)

HONOLULU — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal that was found dead on the island of Molokai in September was intentionally killed with a gun, federal officials said Tuesday.

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