VIDEO: Baby emus enjoy a swim in the Murray River

Footage: Parks Victoria

HUMANS aren't the only ones to take advantage of Sunraysia's pristine waterways as the weather heats up.

Six baby emus were spotted earlier this week taking a dip in the Murray River at Hattah-Kulkyne National Park.

Video footage of the swimming emus was captured by Parks Victoria project firefighter Jim Daly.

The video shows the emus treading water before they appear to be spooked, and are then seen running up the river bank.

Mr Daly said he was lucky to have witnessed the adorable swim.

“With temperatures in the high 30s and expected to rise, people aren’t the only ones heading to the river to keep cool,” he said

According to Parks Victoria, emus are not only great runners, but can also swim well and enjoy a play in mud or water.

The baby emus leaving the water. Footage: Parks Victoria

The baby emus leaving the water. Footage: Parks Victoria

It's not the first time emus have been filmed while swimming -- in 2015 while kayaking, Gerald O'Leary captured footage of an emu swimming across the Murray River near the South Australian border.

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