By CBSMiami.com Team

TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) – The Florida Aquarium is trying to determine what led to the death of seven African penguins.

Initial necropsy results were inconclusive, but the Tampa facility’s veterinary team is conducting further medical tests and evaluations to determine a possible cause. The Florida Aquarium’s remaining penguins are receiving around-the-clock observation and care, officials said.

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“It’s never easy to communicate the loss of a species ambassador, especially one as iconic as our African penguins,” aquarium spokeswoman Dale Wolbrink said in a statement. “The Florida Aquarium will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to understand this tragic course of events. Unfortunately, we may never know the cause of death.”

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The African penguin colony has lived at The Florida Aquarium since 2006.

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