May 05, 2008 06:22 PM
The youngest monk seal pup ever rescued from the wild is being cared for by Hawaii marine experts on Oahu.
They are giving the newborn a 50 percent chance of survival.
He's vocal but still very weak. This baby monk seal, just 5 days old is being kept in quarantine because he is suseptible to infection.
"It's in really critical shape right now, this is a critical time because it doesn't have a strong immune system," said Charles Littnan, NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.
The pup was rescued on a remote Kauai beach after his mother abandoned him.