Roger was rescued as an orphaned joey; he was trapped inside his dead mother's pouch when a man named Chris Barns discovered him and decided to found a kangaroo sanctuary. You can't get out easily. We made it easy for you to exercise your right to vote! 'That's Roger too. Meet Monty the buff kangaroo, an 'alpha male' who is taking after his ripped father Roger The ripped roo puffs up his huge chest as he appears to … A female kangaroo will mate with the male with the highest status. @media only screen and (min-width : 500px) {.ethanmobile { display: none; }}, Like Us On Facebook | Follow Us On Twitter | Contact The Author, Your vote is your voice! “We will always love you and miss you Roger.”, Available for everyone, funded by readers. The 'stunning' alpha male was seen propping up his huge chest as he tried to square up with the Kangaroo Sanctuary manager in a video shared online, The powerful roo was seen quietly eating under the shade of a tree until he suddenly pounced up, showing off his solid build earlier in May. "He grew up to be a kangaroo that people from all over the world have grown to love as much as we love him too," Barns, who also goes by the name Brolga, said in a video posted on Facebook on Saturday. "The bigger they are, the more likely they are to win the females." We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. “Roger was our alpha male for many years, and he grew up to be a kangaroo that people all over the world have grown to love as much as we love him too,” he said. Monty was wanting to fight me this morning, which is not unusual for him,' a caption read online. Monty appeared to stand firmly with his chest puffed and paws ready to box. The powerful roo was seen quietly eating under the shade of a tree until he suddenly pounced up, showing off his solid build earlier in May. Roger was a joey when his mother was killed by a passing car near Alice Springs in 2006. Part of HuffPost News. Monty's father, Roger, first shot to fame when he was seen crushing a metal bucket with his paws in 2015. The smaller kangaroos are the young alpha male's mates because they don't pose a threat to the strong Australian mammal. Roger was a ferocious fighter. At a towering height of more than two metres tall, the muscular marsupial provides quite a spectacle with his bodybuilder-like physique. Every now and again, photos of him would make the rounds online, inspiring the same admiring words. And it appears the ripped physique runs in the family. “Roger was our alpha male for many years, and he grew up to be a kangaroo that people all over the world have grown to love as much as we love him too,” he said. All rights reserved. "He lived a lovely long life and was loved by millions around the world," the sanctuary said in a statement posted to Facebook. Photos of Roger went viral in 2015, not only because of his size, but because he was ripped. “He always brought a smile to my face. Tahnee Barns, who works at the sanctuary, assured Mashable Australia that Roger's size was completely normal for an alpha red male kangaroo. Monty the kangaroo (pictured) appears to be taking after his iconic ripped father with a bulging set of biceps, Towering at more than two metres tall, the muscular marsupial (pictured) puts on quite a spectacle with his bodybuilder-like physique. Large kangaroos such as Red Kangaroos and Grey Kangaroos live in family groups with one dominant male. 'Don't mess with a "Big Red" [red kangaroo], they'll disembowel you... or worse. Visit the state elections site. Those muscles weren't just for looks. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. However, Roger mellowed in his old age, becoming less aggressive and letting Barnes and other sanctuary staff pat him. Male red kangaroos have the natural instinct to kick-box because they fight with other males in order to become alpha male who then mate with female kangaroos. Meet Roger, Kangaroo Sanctuary's Alpha Male1,861 views. He will be missed Red kangaroos are the largest living marsupials in the world, and the males box to establish dominance. They're Roger. "He's still growing so he'll get bigger," she said. 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