The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is at again with a fun Valentine’s Day cockroach promotion. For the third year in a row the zoo is giving people a chance to say “I love you” to that special someone with Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches.
For a $10 donation, your loved one, or unloved one, will receive a certificate to cherish for years to come, featuring the name chosen for your Valentine’s roach. New this year, for a $25 donation, the certificate will come with a chocolate roach-themed treat hand-made with love by Nunu Chocolate Company in Brooklyn, NY. (Chocolates must be ordered by Feb. 2 to ensure delivery in time for Valentine’s Day.)
The original Name-a-Roach launched in 2011, and thousands of hopeless romantics from around the world have named real live Madagascar hissing cockroaches at WCS’s Bronx Zoo after their favorite loved one, “ex,” or mother-in-law. The zoo is again offering the opportunity to name a new crop of cockroaches for Valentine’s Day 2016. Each gift comes with a colorful certificate emailed to your loved one announcing that a cockroach has been named in his or her honor.
“Tens of thousands of roaches remain nameless and would make a great symbol of your love,” the zoo writes, under a banner with the tag line: “Elusive, resilient, and sometimes scary: Love is like a roach.”
The name-a-roach program is all in good fun and will help WCS save wildlife and wild places in New York and around the world.