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Huge kangaroo famous for crushing metal buckets dies at 12 years old

/ 08:26 PM December 11, 2018

A kangaroo named Roger, famously known for his muscular physique, has passed away in Australia. He died of old age at 12 years old.


Image: Facebook/@thekangaroosanctuary


Image: Facebook/@thekangaroosanctuary

Roger was raised at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. “We have lost our beautiful boy, Roger,” the sanctuary’s owner, Chris “Brolga” Barns announced in a video on Facebook on Saturday, Dec. 8.


When he was a joey, Roger was rescued by Barns, after Roger’s mother was killed on a highway, in an accident.

Barns said that he had built the sanctuary for Roger “and a couple of his wives” which numbered to 12, reported BBC yesterday, Dec. 10.


During his life, he was the alpha male in the area and even saw Barns as a threat towards his mates. Roger stood at 6’7” and weighed 196 pounds — not unusual for male kangaroos, but his physique still caught the internet’s attention.

Roger punched his way to internet fame when a 2015 photo showed him holding a metal bucket that he crushed.

Image: Facebook/@thekangaroosanctuary

As he aged, he had arthritis and his vision faded. He also lived a full life — a kangaroo’s life span can go up to 14 years.

Roger is buried within the grounds of the sanctuary. JB


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