Hollywood star Johnny Depp who is known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise, has sponsored a flying fox bat that was found in the Australian set of his latest movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tale.” The orphan bat was named Jacki Sparrow, after Depp’s character in the movie.
News.com.au reports that Depp heard about the bat which was rescued by officials at The Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star volunteered to pay for the bat’s care. Depp also invited the caretakers of the orphaned flying fox bat to the set of his film.
Trish Wimberley, the Director of the Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre said in a report from the Daily Mail that they will send Jacki Sparrow’s adoption certificate and some photos of the bat to Johnny. Click here to see some photos of Jacki Sparrow from the Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre’s Facebook page. Click here to see a video of the orphan bat after taking her bath.
Depp was shooting his film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in Australia before abruptly leaving the Gold Coast with his wife Amber Heard on Monday night. It is still unclear why the couple suddenly left the country aboard their private jet.
During his stay in Australia, Depp’s Yorkshire Terriers Pistol and Boo also made headlines when Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce threatened to euthanise the dogs because Depp allegedly smuggled them in the land down under. The Hollywood actor’s pets didn’t pass through Australia’s Customs and quarantine. Thankfully, Pistol and Boo weren’t euthanised because Johnny flew them out of the country as soon as possible.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will be released on July 7, 2017 in the U.S. It is directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning. Aside from Depp, it also stars Geoffrey Rush (Hector Barbossa), Javier Bardem (Captain Salazar), Orlando Bloom (Will Turner), Brenton Thwaites (Henry), Martin Klebba (Marty), Stephen Graham (Scrum), Kevin McNally (Joshamee Gibbs), Kaya Scodelario, Adam Brown and Golshifteh Farahani.
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