Want to get back at your ex for Valentine’s Day? This zoo wants to help


For couples across America, Valentine’s Day is a day where significant others can show their feelings for one another. Flowers, chocolates, all kinds of gifts are exchanged to show off their love for each other — but what if you don’t have someone from which to receive gifts?

That’s where the El Paso Zoo wants to help! They are asking you to send in the name of your ex (first name and last initial), and they’ll name a cockroach after it. Better yet, the cockroaches will be fed to the zoo’s meerkats live on their social media pages on Valentine’s Day in what they are calling the “perfect Valentine’s Day gift!”

“This is a fun way to get the community involved in our daily enrichment activities,” El Paso Zoo event coordinator Sarah Borrego told CBS News. “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!”

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