Animals Video

By Nelson Groom


A huge joey fathered by famous buff kangaroo Roger has shown he is set to be just like his dad – as he can already only fit in his mum’s patch with his legs sticking out.

Incredible footage shows ‘solid’ eight-month-old joey Brandon attempting to squeeze inside his six-year-old mother Indi’s pouch by letting his legs poke out at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia.

PIC FROM Tahnee Passmore Barns/The Kangaroo Sanctuary/Caters

The amazing clip comes just one month after the death of dad Roger, whose muscled physique saw him shoot to viral stardom before he passed away at the ripe old age of 12 late last year.

The new videos of son Brandon have taken social media by storm with nearly 1,000,000 views and comments of admiration from around the globe.

Tahnee Passmore-Barnes, who run the sanctuary with her husband Chris ‘Brolga’ Barnes, the star of Kangaroo Dundee, said Brandon was already following in his father’s footsteps.

Tahnee said: “It’s not unusual for mothers to let joeys of that age in their pouch, but Brandon is already very solid.

“Indi’s a very good mum and she loves Brandon a lot, but it’s safe to say he’s going to be a big boy soon.

“His dad had a huge following fanbase and we got messages of grief from fans all over the world when he passed away.”

PIC FROM Tahnee Passmore Barns/The Kangaroo Sanctuary/Caters

Roger was taken into the care of the sanctuary as a joey after his mother was killed in a car accident – before winning fans over the world for his impressive physique.

In 2015, he became a viral sensation when a picture of him crushing a metal bucket gripped the internet.

At more than 5ft 5in tall and weighing 14 stone, he amassed 1.3 million Facebook and Instagram fans before his mighty strength finally failed – but his legacy looks set to live on in Brandon.

Tahnee said: “We keep about 55 roos here who are rescued, rehabilitated and released back into the wild if they can.

PIC FROM Tahnee Passmore Barns/The Kangaroo Sanctuary/Caters

“Indi and Brandon will probably stay on the sanctuary.

“We’ve seen a lot of joeys grow up here over the years and looking after them always melts my heart.”