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Tributes are flowing in for the red kangaroo after he died of natural causes at the age of 12. Roger became an online sensation after photos showing his muscular physique went viral. In an emotional farewell, Roger's keeper said, "We have lost our beautiful boy."
The greater bilby is also known as the rabbit-eared bandicoot, once occupied over 80 percent of Australia, but due to decades and decades of decline, they've become nearly extinct and only a handful of them exist in remote regions of Australia. Australian conservation groups are encouraging public awareness of the greater bilby by promoting the Easter bilby as an alternative to the Easter bunny.
Story via National Geographic
Austrians often lament having their European country mistaken for Australia - which is 14,000km (8,700 miles) away - and a kangaroo sighting there may complicate matters. Either way, the animal has been spotted in northern Austria, with no zoos or breeders in the area saying they've lost one.