All Australia and kangaroo lovers are in mourning to meet the death of Roger, a giant kangaroo of 89 kilos and 1.82 meters known worldwide as 'the bodybuilding kangaroo'.
Roger's caregiver reported that the 12-year-old kangaroo died of natural causes in the shade of his favorite tree at the Alice Springs Kangaroo Sanctuary:"He had a long and beautiful life."
The kangaroo lived in captivity due to leg problems and rose to fame after demonstrating his great strength and bodybuilding appearance, which he maintained until the end of his days despite having vision problems and arthritis caused by his age.
His life passed quietly in the sanctuary, his caregivers fed him a super energy breakfast that consisted of eight eggs, 200g of oatmeal and an assortment of fruits. After breakfast I would do an exercise routine. At noon his diet included 400 grams of meat and another 400 grams of sweet potatoes, all accompanied by some spinach leaves. After lunch, Roger used to take a short nap under a tree to digest and rest what he had consumed in the early hours of the day.
Roger's mother was run over in 2006 and his luck changed when he was given a place at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in northern Australia, where he became one of the main tourist attractions thanks to his muscularity.
A documentary brought him to fame
He rose to fame in 2013 when he starred in a documentary and in 2015 some photos went viral where he showed his incredible strength by bending a metal cube with great ease as seen in the following photo.
Roger had more than 1.3 million followers on his social media
Goodbye, our dear Roger. Sadly, he has passed away of old age. He had a long life and was loved by millions of people around the world. We will always love you and miss you »the founder of the reserve where Roger lived noted on Facebook.
"Rest in peace Roger, you have left a legacy and taught the world the joy of kangaroos"said one Twitter user, while another thanked her for having"Woke up many people around the world about how beautiful and special kangaroos are".
In his last photo, shared on social networks, he looks relaxed and relaxed. His remains were buried in the same sanctuary.