Henry Cavill Adopts Bat Named Ben, Not To Be Confused With Batman Ben Affleck
Cavill, who is a big supporter of animal conservation, has teamed up with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust to form Cavill Conservation. The London-based non-profit organization encourages people to adopt endangered species so that they may be properly cared for. There are different levels of adoption, which entail providing financial support for the animal of your choice, and getting various perks in return.
Cavill previously adopted a gorilla family through Durell and Cavill Conservaton, and the organization has just revealed his latest good deed. “We’re delighted to announce that Henry has officially adopted Ben the bat! Henry dropped by for a visit and met little Ben and his mum Claudia,” reads a Facebook post, which notes that Ben is a “Livingstone’s fruit bat – the most endangered mammal here at Durrell Wildlife Park.”
Others can join Cavill and become fellow adopters of both Ben and the gorillas. The actor even took to Instagram to encourage others to follow in his footsteps. Not surprisingly, quite a few commenters took note of the bat’s name and Cavill’s upcoming Batman V. Superman movie with Affleck.
In a video of Cavill’s first meeting with Ben, the actor is completely in awe of the creature. The same probably does not happen in Dawn of Justice. Watch below!
When Henry met BenWe’re delighted to announce that Henry has officially adopted Ben the bat! Henry dropped by for a visit and met little Ben and his mum Claudia. We captured their first encounter in this video! Why not follow in Henry’s footsteps and adopt Ben too? Click here for all details: www.cavillconservation.com/benBen is a Livingstone’s fruit bat – the most endangered mammal here at Durrell Wildlife Park. The species faces serious challenges in the wild. By adopting Ben you’re not only helping to take care of him, you’re also ensuring we can continue our work to protect this critically endangered species in the wild.#CavillConservation #DurrellTeam #Conservation
Posted by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust on Thursday, November 26, 2015