Bronx Zoo

A Valentine's Gift for a Love That Can't Be Exterminated

Some Valentines give you butterflies in your stomach.  Others leave you with the heebie-jeebies. 

To commemorate a love that just won't die, the Bronx Zoo has a Valentine's gift that that is sure to leave you and your sweetie skittering off into the sunset. 

For a mere $15, you can name a cockroach after your love

The namesake hissing cockroaches live in a hollowed out tree truck inside the Madagascar exhibit of the Bronx Zoo. 

If the naming certificate alone isn't enough to get your sweetheart's tentacles moving, the zoo also offers cockroach-shaped chocolates (bugs not included), cockroach lapel pins and socks with cockroaches crawling all over them. 

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