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“Muscular Kangaroo” Roger, who became a meme and one of the symbols of Australia, died 

Almost 100-kilogram animal was considered the “most pumped” among the relatives.

Kangaroo nicknamed Roger, who became famous in social networks as the “most inflated kangaroo in the world”, died in an Australian nature reserve at the age of 12. This was announced by naturalist Chris Barnes (Chris Barnes), who in 2006 saved and raised Roger.

Barnes took the kengurenka from the pocket of his dead mother, hit by a car in Australia. It was with Roger that the history of The Kangaroo Sanctuary began, which, by 2018, has more than 50 animals. In 2015, the kangaroo became famous thanks to the photo, where he clutches a metal bucket with his paws. Then Roger and received the title of “the most pumped up in the world.”

Roger’s height was two meters, and weight – more than 90 kilograms. Other photos of kangaroos were also becoming popular: a total of over a million people were signed to Instagram on Instagram and Facebook .

In social networks, said goodbye to the famous kangaroo, and the Australian media called it a national treasure and one of the symbols of the country. Roger’s memory was honored in the official travel account of Australia.

Barnes shared the latest photo of Roger and noted that for a kangaroo 12 years of life is a long time: “Roger was our alpha male for many years, and he became the kangaroo that people from all over the world loved. Therefore, today we will think about his life and the influence he has had. We buried him here in the orphanage so that he would always be near his family. ”


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The last photo of Roger we took was just a few days before he passed. He was relaxing before a big feed. 💕 Thank you everyone for your beautiful messages about Roger. He was so well loved by you all ❤️

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