Eyre Peninsula local shares emu troupe video | VIDEO

TROUPE: Marianne Stockham captured this image of an adult emu leading a group of about 40 juveniles at Sleaford on the Eyre Peninsula last week.
TROUPE: Marianne Stockham captured this image of an adult emu leading a group of about 40 juveniles at Sleaford on the Eyre Peninsula last week.

An Eyre Peninsula woman has captured an amazing example of parental diligence with her video of an adult emu caring for a group of about 40 juveniles.

Wildlife enthusiast Marianne Stockham, Sleaford, captured the video as the emus travelled across a paddock on Thursday morning. 

Male emus can look after hatched chicks for up to six months but Mrs Stockham said she had never seen a group of this size before.

Her video has been seen online by many across the state and internationally.

Mrs Stockham said she hoped those who saw the video could gain a greater appreciation for the local environment and wildlife.

“We’re very blessed to live in such a rich area for wildlife,” she said.

Mrs Stockham said she enjoyed filming all kinds of wildlife in the area.