Roger the kangaroo: Enormous roo dies aged 12

Roger The Kangaroo

Roger, who stood six feet seven inches tall and weighed almost 200 pounds in his prime, died of old age at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs where he had lived most of his life.

The roo was rescued as a joey after his mother was killed in a vehicle accident, and grew up at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs in Australia.

Roger found Internet fame in 2015, when images of his muscular physique, as well as him crushing his metal feed bucket began circulating.

Sanctuary manager Chris "Brolga" Barnes announced Roger's death on Facebook on Saturday.

The much-loved alpha kangaroo had millions of fans when he died from natural causes aged 12 at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. "We'll reflect on his life today and for many years to come".

He weighed about 90kg and stood at about two metres tall.

Mr Barns set up the sanctuary as a place to raise him.

A couple of years ago, the sanctuary published another video on Facebook of Roger sprawled on his back in the dirt.

Roger was the sanctuary's alpha male for many years, Barnes added.

The Sanctuary wrote, 'Sadly Roger has passed away 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.

"He will always be here", Mr Barns said. He lived a lovely long life and was loved by millions around the world. "It's a attractive shady tree and we found him underneath that tree". Kangaroos can live for up to 23 years, according to National Geographic.

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