Roger (kangaroo) facts for kids
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Northern Territory, Australia
|Died||8 December 2018
(aged 11–12) (death announced on this date)|
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs, Australia
|Known for||Muscular physique|
Roger (c. 2006–2018) was an Australian red kangaroo best known for his muscular physique.
Roger was rescued as a joey by Chris 'Brolga' Barns after Roger's mother was killed by a car. Barns started the Kangaroo Sanctuary on 188 acres (76 ha) in Alice Springs to house and protect Roger and other roos, including Roger's mates. Barns stated following the announcement of Roger's death that "Roger was the sanctuary's alpha male for many years".
Death and reaction
Barns announced Roger's death on 8 December 2018. Roger, also known as "Ripped Roger" and the "Jacked Kangaroo", was 12. Upon hearing of Roger's death, Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia said "He always brought a smile to my face. Such a proud strong boy", and Tourism Australia called him a "true icon". The cause of death was reported as "old age".
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