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Beloved ‘Hench’ Kangaroo Dies After Being Hit By Car

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Beloved ‘Hench’ Kangaroo Dies After Being Hit By Car

A well-known muscular kangaroo has sadly died after being hit by a car.

Whiskers was a familiar sight around Bright in Victoria, Australia, where he was often spotted by guests at a local holiday park.

But the hench kangaroo, who stood at 6ft tall, was recently hit by a car and died from his injuries.

Credit: Tracey Wilson/Facebook
Credit: Tracey Wilson/Facebook
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In the past, photos of the hench-looking 'roo did the rounds on social media, but today a resident in the area has shared the sad news that Whiskers has passed on.

Tracey Wilson paid tribute to Whiskers on Facebook where she said the 'gentle giant' had sadly been hit by a car.

In a post, she wrote: "Everybody meet Whiskers.

"This fella lived in Bright, Victoria until recently. These photos were taking by my mum and dad.

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"My whole family loved this 'roo and it was only my parents that actually got to meet him.

"Unfortunately dad found him hit by a car and was deceased.

"Would just love for him to be remembered as the huge gentle giant."

The post has been flooded with comments from people paying tribute to the 'roo - with one person writing: "He was The Man - gorgeous."

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Credit: Tracey Wilson/Facebook
Credit: Tracey Wilson/Facebook

Another wrote: "So p***ed off he was hit by a car after all this time! Beautiful giant."

A third added: "So so sad for this majestic fella and for all you wonderful people that loved, respected and admired him. RIP Mr. Whiskers."

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Tracey said her parents - who manage the Bright Holiday Park - saw Whiskers every day during the summer months and was a regular visitor for years.

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She told the news outlet: "Some days if it was quiet in the park he would just chill out in the sun all day."

Tracey went on to say that as well as being popular with local human residents, Whiskers would also routinely be joined by other kangaroos when he went on his visits.

"Mum said others would turn up at times and dad was convinced they were his girlfriends," Tracey joked.

Credit: Tracey Wilson/Facebook
Credit: Tracey Wilson/Facebook
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Sadly, Tracey's dad made the grim discovery of Whisker's body on a road and called up the council to let them know.

She added: "I don't understand how a kangaroo his size could get hit and cause enough injuries for him to die.

"My sisters and I never even met him and we loved him.

"He'll be greatly missed in Bright."

Tracey said the family has not been told about anyone coming forward in relation to the incident.

Featured Image Credit: Tracey Wilson/Facebook

Topics: Animals, Australia

Claire Reid
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