Offbeat Video

By Joseph McFarlane


Amusing footage has emerged of a young kangaroo ‘fighting’ with a toy T-rex hanging from a tree.

The video, captured by Tahnee Passmore-Barns, 46, at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia, shows Fiona, a 12-month-old red roo, kicking and wrestling with the cuddling toy.

According to Tahnee, Fiona is essentially practising “kickboxing.”

“Kangaroos, mainly males, practice their kickboxing with other kangaroos, mainly of a similar size, from an early age,” she explained.

“They will also practice with toys, trees and humans.”

The video of Fiona practising her marsupial martial arts, filmed in February, has since gone viral, garnering more than 320,000 views on Instagram.