Kāhuli Pin // Hawaiian Tree Snail Tail Pin (O'ahu only)
A charm for celebrating small wonders, protecting endangered species and nurturing the land.
On this pin, two Kāhuli are sitting facing each other on an ʻOhiʻa leaf. Perhaps whispering sweet nothings to each other.
These tiny snails aren't longer than 3/4th of an inch and all species of these O‘ahu tree snails are federally listed as endangered. Of those, 22 species are believed to be extinct and 18 are near extinction.
According to the Fish & Wild Life Service, "over 750 species of terrestrial snails were once described from the Hawaiian Islands, representing one of the most stunning examples of species radiations in the world. Sadly it is estimated that over 90% of this diversity has been lost. In Hawaiian oral history, the snails are known to sing as they travel up and down the trees".
Scientific name: Achatinella spp
Hawaiian name: Kāhuli / Pūpū kani oe
⁂ Details ⁂
∙ 1.25" Hard enamel pin
∙ Shiny gold finish, green, yellow, black and white.
∙ Single pin back
∙ Black rubber backers or upgrade to *Deluxe Gold locking clasps
∙ Logo backstamp
∙ Fully illustrated double-sided backing card
∙ Original Illustration by Chloé Selarque
Notice: Pins are sharp/have small parts & are not intended for children. Please be aware of your safety and those around you. Pins are individually made by hand so some irregularity can be expected - no two pins are ~exactly~ the same.
*Deluxe Gold locking clasps are an excellent choice for those wanting extra security - the locking clasp keeps your pin in place and won’t accidentally fall off. No more lost pins! To open: lift top lip up to release clasp.
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