Roger the ripped kangaroo dead at 12

Laverne Mann
December 11, 2018

He lived to the age of 12 at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia.

Roger had 1.3 million Facebook and Instagram followers, and was housed in an Australian kangaroo sanctuary after his mother was killed by a passing auto.

Roger sprang to fame in 2015 when a photograph of him crushing a metal bucket between his paws went viral. The caretaker announced the animal's death in a video posted to Facebook on Saturday. So we will reflect on his life today and for many years to come.

While Roger's size and strength weren't entirely unique, his hench stature still set him apart from many other male kangaroos.

"We have lost our handsome boy, Roger", Chris Barnes, owner of the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Australia, announced on Saturday on Facebook.

According to the wildlife carer, Roger passed away of old age.

Roger was six feet seven inches tall. Pic The Kangaroo Sancturary Alice Springs  Facebook
Image Roger was 6ft 7in tall. Pic The Kangaroo Sancturary Alice Springs Facebook

Roger was just a joey when he was pulled out of his mother's pouch by driver Chris Barns after she was hit by a vehicle and killed. "We've laid him to rest out here so he can always be with his family".

"He will always be here", Barns said.

Image: The last picture of Roger, taken a few days before he died. He lived a lovely long life and was loved by millions around the world.

Roger has been buried at the sanctuary, where he lived for about ten years after Mr Barns rescued him.

Arthritis and fading vision plagued Roger in his final years, Barns said, before he died of old age.

"I bolted. I was running faster than Usain Bolt to get away from him", Barns said, recalling how he tried to cut away from the charging kangaroo and caught his foot in the ground, incurring the damage.

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