All you've got to do is message the zoo on Facebook with the name of your ex and then sit back and watch for the fun to unfold!
The perfect gift for your ex is here. The El Paso Zoo has devised a rather smart move to give back to your ex - by naming a cockroach after your ex and feeding it to meerkats, which will be recorded on live camera. All you've got to do is message the zoo on Facebook with the name of your ex and then sit back and watch for the fun to unfold!
The live video will be telecast on February 14, where you can watch the roach getting eaten during the "Quit Bugging Me" meerkat event which will be live-streamed by Facebook and the zoo's website. The exes names will be displayed during the meerkat exhibit and on social media during February 11.
The zoo calls it the "the perfect valentine's day gift." Sarah Borrego, the El Paso Zoo event coordinator, told CBS News, "This is a fun way to get the community involved in our daily enrichment activities. The meerkats love to get cockroaches as a snack and what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than by feeding them a cockroach named after your ex!"
Seems like the El Paso Zoo is not the only one offering a roach sacrifice. The Hemsley Conservation Center in Kent, England, will name a cockroach after your ex in return for your donation. For around £1.50 you will receive a downloadable certificate and the name of your ex will be proudly displayed outside the centre's cockroach enclosure!
Their Facebook post reads, "Now, for those that don’t quite require revenge, there’s another way to make you feel better about getting back at your ex this Valentine’s Day." It accompanied by the picture of a nasty roach. The program is meant to raise money for projects at the zoo. Ah, how thoughtful!
"Please note that the cockroach's name will not appear on the certificate. We don't want to fuel a fire, so this is a keepsake for you or your friend, although should you wish - the certificate does come complete with a message box," their post adds. In the case of the Br
onx Zoo, it's a little different.
For just $15 you can name a four-inch-long Madagascar hissing cockroach anything you want and you will get a certificate for that. But for $75 you will get a Roach Broach pin, a beanie with a roach front and center and a mug. John Calvelli, the Wildlife Conservation Society executive vice president of public affairs says, "The Bronx Zoo’s Name a Roach promotion is a light-hearted, fun way to reach out to someone on Valentine’s Day to let them know that you are thinking about them."
"Nothing lasts longer than a roach, so it could be sent as a symbolic gesture about how long your love will last or exactly the opposite. Some might say that love is like a roach – elusive, resilient, and sometimes very scary," he adds. Madagascar hissing cockroaches are the world's largest of the cockroach species and they make a hissing sound as part of their defense mechanism.