THE Marsupial Park menagerie has added a few more furry and feathered members to its gang.
The emu enclosure patriarch finally got a chance to get up and stretch his legs after some chicks hatched from his clutch of eggs on October 24.
The male emu parents will nest over the eggs until they hatch going without food and water for long periods of time.
Two chicks emerged, but only one survived, park volunteers said.
John McDarmont said the park would be to take in the surviving chick, taking its emu tally to eight.
He said if the emu mob multiplied any further the new birds would have to be re-homed.
There were concerns earlier in the year with up to 15 eggs laid through the season.
Mr McDarmont said the baby emu was already quite a popular attraction.
He didn’t know if the park and council would team-up once again to call on the community to name the baby emu as it did in 2016.
“We didn’t worry about it last year,” he said.
“Nobody’s sat down and thought about trying to get a name yet.”
While the flightless feathered addition to the team has proved popular, the park also added a young furry friend too.
Mr McDarmont said a young Wallaroo joey was donated to the park after it was found in the pouch of its mother who was culled on a farm.
The Endeavour Road park is home to “kangaroos, lace monitors, echidnas, possums, carpet pythons” among others and is open seven days a week from 8am.