The Mauna Lani Hotel, an Auberge Resort, prides itself on its wildlife conservation program, Mālama Honu. Established in 1989, the Mauna Lani Hotel partnered with Sea Life Park, a marine and wildlife center on the Island of Oahu. They send endangered captive-reared Green Sea Turtle hatchlings to Mauna Lani to be fostered and protected in the resort’s saltwater ponds until the hatchlings meet the appropriate size for release into the wild. The Mālama Honu program allows guests to learn about our endangered Green Sea Turtles and aids in the species’ future survival. Each year on the 4th of July, also known as Turtle Independence Day, hundreds of visitors worldwide get to witness the spectacular event of the hatchlings’ first day of their new life in the wild. If you are unable to attend this unique event, do not fret, as you are able to visit the honus (turtles) during their stay at the resort and learn about the history and journey they will embark on.
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