Viral buff kangaroo 'Roger' has died at the age of 12 - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Viral buff kangaroo 'Roger' has died at the age of 12

(KXXV) -

Internet famous for his muscles, Roger the Australian kangaroo has died at the age of 12.

The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs owner Chris 'Brolga' Barns announced the marsupial's passing in a video on December 8.

The sanctuary was built ten years ago to inhabit Roger, the alpha male, and other kangaroos.

Roger rose to be 6-feet 7-inches tall. He became an internet sensation in 2015 when a picture of him crushing a metal bucket went viral.

Tourism Australia called the buff marsupial a "true icon" in a tribute online.

Roger was laid to rest on the sanctuary's property.

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