Ellen DeGeneres gushed on social media about her new African gorilla conservation campus which was recently dedicated in her name in a post shared by the host on Monday.

The 64-year-old has been spending time in Rwanda, where her eponymous campus was built, since wrapping up her long running daytime talk show in the spring.

The Ellen DeGeneres Campus is a $15 million project for The Ellen Fund in conjunction with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the MASS Design Group.

She loves it! Ellen DeGeneres gushed on social media about her new African gorilla conservation campus which was recently dedicated in her name in a post shared by the host on Monday

She loves it! Ellen DeGeneres gushed on social media about her new African gorilla conservation campus which was recently dedicated in her name in a post shared by the host on Monday

‘I absolutely love it here!’ she captioned an Instagram video of highlights from the  the dedication of The Campus earlier this month.

The video, titled Ellen & Portia’s campus dedication highlights, showcased the best moments from the star’s recent trip.

The construction of her sprawling conservation campus was featured in the video, as well as smiling clips of the comedian chatting with workers. 

In early June, Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi, 49, spent some time on the campus, located in the African country of Rwanda.

'I absolutely love it here!' she captioned an Instagram video of highlights from the the dedication of The Campus earlier this month

‘I absolutely love it here!’ she captioned an Instagram video of highlights from the the dedication of The Campus earlier this month

Next chapter: The 64-year-old has been spending time in Rwanda, where her eponymous campus was built, since wrapping up her long running daytime talk show in the spring

Next chapter: The 64-year-old has been spending time in Rwanda, where her eponymous campus was built, since wrapping up her long running daytime talk show in the spring

At the dedication ceremony, DeGeneres described the space as ‘incredible,’ detailing her longtime passion toward the area and conservation causes.

‘When I was a kid, I used to dream of coming here,’ DeGeneres said, adding that late conservationist Dian Fossey was a hero to her, ‘and her dedication to gorillas changed the world.

‘The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been here for over 50 years,’ she said. ‘Thanks to their work, the commitment of the Rwandan government and the efforts of many conservation groups here today, the mountain gorilla population has gone from 300 in the entire world to over 1000.’

DeGeneres noted the multiple objectives of the campus, which is located over 12 acres in Volcanoes National Park: ‘This campus is so important for gorillas, but it’s also more than that.

Dedication: In early June, Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi, 49, spent some time on the campus, located in the African country of Rwanda

Dedication: In early June, Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi, 49, spent some time on the campus, located in the African country of Rwanda

So meaningful: The Campus was a gift to the talk show host from her wife Portia for Ellen's 60th birthday

So meaningful: The Campus was a gift to the talk show host from her wife Portia for Ellen's 60th birthday

So meaningful: The Campus was a gift to the talk show host from her wife Portia for Ellen’s 60th birthday

Doing her part: The Ellen DeGeneres Campus is a $15 million project for The Ellen Fund in conjunction with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the MASS Design Group

Doing her part: The Ellen DeGeneres Campus is a $15 million project for The Ellen Fund in conjunction with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the MASS Design Group

‘It’s teaching school children about conservation. It’s educating a future generation of scientists. It’s a model for others to follow, from the sustainable architecture to the community’s involvement.’

According to The Fossey Fund, construction commenced on the campus in 2019 and the center was opened in February, and has welcomed more than 5,000 visitors in the months since.

Leonardo DiCaprio was among the donors who helped fund the conservation center, namely a computer lab and 360-degree theater, The Fossey Fund said.

Wow! According to The Fossey Fund, construction commenced on the campus in 2019 and the center was opened in February, and has welcomed more than 5,000 visitors in the months since

Wow! According to The Fossey Fund, construction commenced on the campus in 2019 and the center was opened in February, and has welcomed more than 5,000 visitors in the months since

'The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been here for over 50 years,' she said. 'Thanks to their work, the commitment of the Rwandan government and the efforts of many conservation groups here today, the mountain gorilla population has gone from 300 in the entire world to over 1000.'

‘The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has been here for over 50 years,’ she said. ‘Thanks to their work, the commitment of the Rwandan government and the efforts of many conservation groups here today, the mountain gorilla population has gone from 300 in the entire world to over 1000.’

'When I was a kid, I used to dream of coming here,' DeGeneres said, adding that late conservationist Dian Fossey was a hero to her, 'and her dedication to gorillas changed the world.'

‘When I was a kid, I used to dream of coming here,’ DeGeneres said, adding that late conservationist Dian Fossey was a hero to her, ‘and her dedication to gorillas changed the world.’

The news came amid reports that DeGeneres finished her talk show Ellen with a well-rated 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 in her May 26 series finale, Variety reported after reviewing Nielsen statistics. 

The total, which marked the highest-rated episode of the season, was 30 percent higher than the previous year’s rating, and 64 percent higher than the previous week’s total, according to the outlet.

The show had a ratings surge in the two weeks toward its final broadcast, as it had a 44 percent rise in viewership with a daily growth average of 568,000 viewers, the outlet reported.

Support: Leonardo DiCaprio was among the donors who helped fund the conservation center, namely a computer lab and 360-degree theater

Support: Leonardo DiCaprio was among the donors who helped fund the conservation center, namely a computer lab and 360-degree theater

Post source: Daily Mail

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