Kangaroo ”beefy” Roger was known worldwide for his muscular body – now he's dead twelve years old, writes the australian ABC News.
the Year 2015 was the kangaroo Roger a big buzz after a picture of him where he crushes a bucket between his paws spread the world over. Now he has died, 12 years old, a sanctuary for kangaroos in Alice Springs in Australia.
– We have lost a wonderful guy, " says Chris Barnes, who runs the reserve, to the australian ABC NEWS and continues:
– He lived a long, wonderful life and was loved by millions around the world. He passed away very peacefully in his favoritbuske where he liked to sleep in order to avoid the hot sun.
Roger came into Chris's life in 2007 when Chris was looking after injured animals along the way. Roger, who lost his mother, was five months old at the time and had just started getting hair.
– I used to call him ”Roger the rabbit” because he, like Roger the Rabbit by its ears. It was because he just got hot, Roger.1 of 3 | Photo: The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs/FacebookHär is the last image of Roger.
At the age of two was Roger aggressive as most känguruhanarna becomes.
– They want to have someone to box with, and he used to practice with me. He misunderstood my intention and thought that I challenged him to fight. Therefore, the chased he around me everywhere, he wanted to show that he was number one, " says Chris Barnes.
Roger was the reason he opened up the reserve and began to rehabilitate orphaned and injured kangaroos, and if possible to let them out again. Roger, however, could not be released when one of his feet was very damaged.
During the five years he was the ”boss” of the place, but in 2016 began the years catch up with Roger. He lost sight and suffered from joint inflammation. Eventually, he became so peaceful that Chris Barnes pat him.
– When I came near him he felt not threatened by me at all. We became best friends during his last two years.
Roger was buried on the reserve.
– He will always be here with us, " says Chris Barnes to the australian ABC News.