The Bronx Zoo will again this year for Valentine’s day be giving visitors the chance to name some of their lovely cockroaches after their lovers or even ex-lovers. Could you think of a better way to do things?

The name a roach program has been quite a hit in the past years it has been in place. As if the act itself wasn’t enough you also have the option to send a digital certificate of this as proof to that special ex or yourself. Yes, you can let that jerk really know what you think of him or her in the most creative way.

When you think about it this is well worth the 15 bucks. You don’t have to actually visit the zoo to do this either, you can do it all online from the comfort of your home. Really think about it, this person has done you wrong and of course, naming a cockroach after them is going to be a sense of closure, squashing the bug in a sense.


That being said, if you like bugs and all things creepy or crawly and you want to name one after someone you actually care about, go for it. The intent makes all the difference. If you send something to someone your point will be made. That being said, before naming a cockroach after your current girlfriend or boyfriend make sure they won’t take it the wrong way. You don’t want to get the wrong message across to the right person.

There are 10s of thousands of cockroaches to be named and for those who are wondering they are Madagascar hissing cockroaches. These cockroaches are important and this program has helped raise money for conservation efforts and so forth. By naming a cockroach after someone you are doing the world a favor.

I am sure a bucket full of cockroaches in his or her car would feel more satisfying but since you cannot do that, this is the next best thing. Will you be naming a cockroach after anyone?

Image via Live Science


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