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Officials: 7 penguins die at Florida Aquarium

Photo: Joel Herzog
Photo: Joel Herzog

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say seven African penguins have died at The Florida Aquarium.

The Tampa facility announced Thursday that initial necropsy results were inconclusive, but a veterinary team is conducting further medical tests and evaluations to determine a possible cause.

Officials say The Florida Aquarium’s remaining penguins are receiving around-the-clock observation and care.

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

Danielle Prieur covers education in Central Florida.