EL PASO, Texas – Not feeling much love as Valentine’s Day nears? Two zoos in Texas will let you honor an ex in a cruel – but probably very satisfying – way.
The El Paso event is free, but donations are suggested, while San Antonio’s costs $5 per roach.
The best part? You don’t have to live in either city. Both zoos are offering the chance for people to see all the munching action on their social media streams.
“We had a tremendous response last year, and we are ready to do it all over again,” a post on the El Paso Zoo’s Facebook said.
This is the second year that zoo is hosting this event, and the San Antonio Zoo’s first.
El Paso Zoo director Joe Montisano is getting into the fun by providing a little incentive. For every $1,000 raised in donations, he will also eat a cockroach. (So far, he has to eat four.)
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Zoo has an upgrade for the most ratty of exes: For $20, they’ll feed a rat to a reptile.
Submissions are open for San Antonio’s cockroach naming through Thursday, while El Paso’s runs through Saturday.
If you’re not feeling particularly grouchy about Valentine’s Day (or roaches), the Bronx Zoo has a completely different offer. For $15, you can name a cockroach in your partner’s honor – and a love that’ll last as long as the roaches.
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