Symbio Wildlife Park wins G'Day USA social media post of the year

Butterfly Koala Ball video as seen at https://www.facebook.com/symbiozoo/?fref=ts

Butterfly Koala Ball video as seen at https://www.facebook.com/symbiozoo/?fref=ts

A Facebook video of a butterfly landing on a koala’s nose has seen Symbio Wildlife Park recognised in the United States for producing the best social media post of the year. The footage of koala joey Willow’s nose becoming a butterfly magnet attracted 10 million views, 305,000 shares and 9,800 comments.

Animal adventures: A screen grab from a Kevin Fallon video taken at Symbio Wildlife Park that has won the title of best social media post of the year in the United States. Video: Symbio Wildlife Park.

Animal adventures: A screen grab from a Kevin Fallon video taken at Symbio Wildlife Park that has won the title of best social media post of the year in the United States. Video: Symbio Wildlife Park.

The butterfly had a ball and now it is Symbio general manager Matt Radnidge and marketing manager Kevin Fallon’s turn.

They will fly out this month to accept their award at the G’Day USA LA gala event presented by Qantas where they are likely to rub shoulders with celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Keith Urban, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman and Chris Hemsworth who appears in a new Tourism Australia campaign about Australia not just being a place you see but a place you feel.

Mr Fallon said the honour came as part of the G’day USA campaign showcasing Australia’s capability and enhancing the long-term relationship with the US.

It was also an opportunity to cement Symbio and Wollongong’s place on the international tourist map.