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The Real Story Behind Roger the ‘Roo

Roger the ‘roo not too long ago had a big moment of Web fame when a photo of the muscle-bound kangaroo crushing steel went viral.

The photo was so remarkable, some persons even questioned its authenticity.

But Roger is very real, and there is additional to him than his strength. (Though at six-foot-7 and 200 pounds, the 9-year-old kick-boxer is extremely strong indeed.)

Turns out Roger lives at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, a 90-acre wildlife reserve in Alice Springs, Australia. He was rescued by his “dad,” Chris “Brolga” Barns, the star of “Kangaroo Dundee,” as a joey in 2006. Brolga discovered Roger in his mother’s pouch on a highway. His mom had died.

Roger’s educated in hand-to-hand combat. And he’s fairly tough, even when it comes to the man who saved him. Male red kangaroos have the all-natural instinct to kick-box simply because they fight with other males in order to come to be alpha male who then mate with female kangaroos. Roger also views Brolga as competition just for the reason that he as well is a male. Roger will try to kick-box Brolga, despite the fact that he is not prosperous.

But Roger has a softer side. Here he is cuddling a stuffed bunny. But it’s stated that after the photo was taken he threw the bunny to the ground and attempted to kick-box it, as well.

Twenty-five kangaroos live at the sanctuary, but being a social media star has led Roger to be the main attraction, bringing guests from all around the globe to get a glimpse. It really is hoped that Roger’s star power will lead to an increase in donations for the sanctuary, as Brolga hopes to develop a wildlife hospital on its grounds.

About Brad Glenn

Brad Glenn
He was born in Tacoma, WA. He graduated from New York University with a degree in Computer Sciences, and now works for an international technology company in Texas. Alongside his day job, John enjoys blogging on tech sites and his personal blogs.

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