As the charity of his choice, Oteil has requested that all proceeds go to Gorilla Doctors, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer's) gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach. Its international team of veterinarians is the only group providing these critically endangered animals with direct, hands-on care in the wild.
Oteil's wife Jess Burbridge is a freelance photographer, journalist and designer, who specializes in primatology and wildlife conservation issues and has worked with organizations such as The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, The Jane Goodall Institute, The Chimpanzee Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Uganda Wildlife Authority, among others. She is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Gorilla Doctors, an organization that provides life-saving medical care for critically endangered mountain and Grauer's gorillas in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. Jess has worked as a photojournalist in Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, DR Congo and Kenya and has a special interest in great ape conservation.