Adorable footage of a mob of baby emus crossing the road in a South Australian national park

Daddy daycare! Adorable moment 12 tiny emu chicks chase their father across an outback Australian road

  • TikTok user lukapfister0 captured the adorable footage of an emu family
  • The footage shows 12 emu chicks chasing their father across a road
  • The vision was captured in the Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, SA 

A family of emus – including 12 little chicks – have been spotted crossing an outback Australian road after their father started marching across the tarmac. 

The picturesque scene was captured by TikTok user lukapfister0 while on a surfing trip in the Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park off the coast of Adelaide, South Australia.

The vision, filmed in September 2020, shows the leader of the pack – believed to be their father – being followed by his chicks without much care for the humans watching on.

Initially only nine chicks can be seen in the footage but as the man filming steps out of his car, three more stragglers run to catch up to the father emu.

Emus live with their father until they are around four months old and can forage for themselves.

Mother emus lay the eggs for the male to incubate for up to seven weeks before the chicks hatch.

TikTok footage captured in Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park in South Australia captured the incredible moment a mob of emus crossed a road in a line

The mob chased after their father (pictured), as the cute stragglers ran to catch up to the leader of the pack

The mob chased after their father (pictured), as the cute stragglers ran to catch up to the leader of the pack

Emus can run at speeds of up to 50 km/hr, but in this video, the mob is taking a leisurely stroll.  

Other TikTok users flooded the video with adoring comments, as one likened the video to her school drop off time.

‘If that isn’t emu daycare and all the parents have dropped off their kids to the teacher…’ the user wrote.

Another commented: ‘I’m scared of the big ones, but the baby ones are cute!’


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