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Portia De Rossi gave Ellen DeGeneres the most amazing 60th birthday present in February – The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund, which protects endangered species. The fund’s first initiative is the building a permanent home for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.
Since the announcement, the couple have been busy collecting donations, including $4million from Ashton Kutcher and his business partner Guy Oseary.
Now Ellen and Portia are in Africa to visit the gorillas and they stopped at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya on the way.
Giraffe Manor is a boutique hotel and Giraffe centre which is home to a number of endangered Rothschild giraffes and operates a programme to reintroduce breeding pairs back into the wild.
Ellen and Portia spent the weekend staying at the hotel before visiting the gorillas with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda.
To learn more about the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund or to donate, visit The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund