The Bronx Zoo is once again offering people the chance to name one of its Madagascar hissing cockroaches in honor of someone for Valentine’s Day. The zoo has been offering roach-related promotions for Valentine’s Day for the past few years, and recently announced this year’s Name a Roach campaign. The zoo started offering the name-a-roach program in 2011 as a fun way to fundraise.
This year, the zoo is also offering to send along chocolates or a Madagascar cockroach plush toy – one or the other for a $35 donation, or both for $50. If the honor of having an enormous exotic bug named after your valentine isn’t enough, the zoo has several packages with roach-themed gifts.
To name one of the roaches you’ll need to shell out $15, which includes a digital certificate officially declaring one of the bugs the name you choose. Also the person you want to dedicate the cockroach too has to live in the USA … this option is not available to Canadians ☹