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Kagame Praises Ellen DeGeneres For Her Gorilla Conservation Drive


Kagame Praises Ellen DeGeneres For Her Gorilla Conservation Drive

The work of American comedian, television host, Ellen Lee DeGeneres, on Gorilla conservation is starting to pay off.

Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame and his daughter Ange Kagame wore Ellen’s branded round neck black t-shirt in recognition to her efforts.

On Sunday morning, President Kagame twitted a picture standing with his daughter all dressed in the t-shirt.

Kagame said in a tweet that he was pleased to see gorilla population increasing due to conservation efforts and thanked Ellen for joining the campaign. “Thank you Ellen and Portia for coming to Rwanda and getting involved,” he said.

Ellen plans to construct a Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda as a center for education, tourism and scientific research. The campus is part of the The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund.

“I love animals, and I want to protect them, especially when they’re endangered.  We need these incredible creatures and they need our love and compassion to help save them,” DeGeneres said on her website.

Ellen and her wife Portia spent good time in Rwanda where they hiked the mountains to watch gorillas before meeting President Kagame and other Rwandan officials.

They later flew to Kenya and visited Nairobi’s Giraffe Manor over the weekend.




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