Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh, and hour south of Sydney, has a pretty strong Facebook game. Their cast of cute native and foreign animals doesn’t hurt.
But yesterday a 40-second video of a baby koala playing with a butterfly exceeded all expectations. The post, featuring little koala joey Willow, racked up 2 million views in about 24 hours.
"We had always planned to have a butterfly on a flower, with the koalas in the background, as one of those iconic little bits of footage for the introduction of the sustainability video," the park’s marketing manager told the ABC.
"But when we actually put the butterfly on the flower, Willow came running over and started getting really inquisitive, nuzzling up to it,” he said.
"We just never thought in a million years that would happen and Willow's reaction would be so priceless," he said.