It was Ellen DeGeneres 60th birthday and she was surprised on the show by partner Portia de Rossi. DeGeneres was still hosting a show on her birthday when she was told to introduce a surprise guest that she didn't even know was coming. That guest was her wife Portia de Rossi. She presented Ellen with a gift that combined everything she loved: animals, doing charitable works and her hero Dian Fossey. Portia de Rossi created an Ellen DeGeneres Campus for the Dian Fossey Wildlife Fund in Rwanda to help aid in the research and preservation of gorillas. She also created the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund so that more charitable works could be done for as long as Ellen wanted.