Johnny Depp Just Sponsored An Orphaned Bat Named Jacki Sparrow

Her name is Jacki Sparrow and she really loves her pacifier.

This little bundle of joy is Johnny Depp’s sponsored orphan bat Jacki Sparrow, who was found cold and alone on the ground in Queensland, Australia.

This little bundle of joy is Johnny Depp's sponsored orphan bat Jacki Sparrow, who was found cold and alone on the ground in Queensland, Australia.

The red flying fox, seen here with a tiny pacifier, was found roughly three weeks ago by a volunteer from the Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre.

Dean Morgan Photography / Via Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre

Bat clinic director Trish Wimberley told BuzzFeed News the centre contacted Johnny about sponsorship, as he was in town filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean installment.

Bat clinic director Trish Wimberley told BuzzFeed News the centre contacted Johnny about sponsorship, as he was in town filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean installment.

Trish said “Johnny loves bats” and was “more than happy” to sponsor little Jacki.

Dean Morgan Photography / Via Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre

She added that they even asked Johnny for permission to use the name Jacki Sparrow, a variation of his famous character Jack Sparrow.

She added that they even asked Johnny for permission to use the name Jacki Sparrow, a variation of his famous character Jack Sparrow.

“We don’t get sparrows in Queensland, but when I was feeding Jacki I saw one fly down, plus she looks like a sparrow,” said Trish. “But I didn’t know if we could use the name, so we asked Johnny and he was more than happy”.

Dean Morgan Photography / Via Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre

Johnny has been sent photos and updates of Jacki as well as an adoption certificate.

Johnny has been sent photos and updates of Jacki as well as an adoption certificate.

And although he hasn’t visited the baby yet, Trish said “it’d be great if he does”.

Dean Morgan Photography / Via Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre


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