Roger The Boxing Kangaroo Passes Away
Roger the boxing kangaroo known for his beefcake muscular physique and made famous when a photo of him crushing a metal bucket as if it were paper three years ago went viral, died at the grand old age of 12. Roger had 1.3 million fans on Facebook and Instagram and news of his death sparked an outpouring of grief. Roger weighed 89 kilograms and stood at just over 6 foot tall. Pop star Natalie Imbruglia wrote in a post “He always brought a smile to my face. Such a proud strong boy”.
Adopted as a Joey
Roger was a little Joey when his mum died after colliding with a passing car near the Australian town of Alice Springs. The kangaroo was lucky that a passer by named Chris Barnes drove past and adopted him. Mr Barnes posted a tribute video on social media and said Roger was the inspiration behind his building the Kangaroo Sanctuary which serves as home to his fast-growing adoptee as well as a couple of Roger’s wives.
The alpha male
Mr Barnes said of his charge that he was his family’s alpha male for many years and became a kangaroo that ultimately was loved by people all over the world who loved him as much as he and his family did. The Kangaroo Sanctuary regularly posted video and images of Roger kickboxing and flexing his muscles. As Roger grew older he did mellow somewhat and was less aggressive, occasionally allowing Mr Barnes and sanctuary employees pat him.