Zoo Named Cockroaches After People's Exes And Fed Them To Meerkats On Valentine’s Day

Zoo Named Cockroaches After People's Exes And Fed Them To Meerkats On Valentine’s Day

If you have a special person in your life, Valentine’s Day can be a wonderfully romantic time of the year.


Your days are full of extravagant meals, and bouquets, with one of a kind gifts attached to them.


For THE REST OF US, however, it can often be a bittersweet reminder of how much we hate this time of year and all the trappings that come along with it.


El Paso Zoo in Texas probably thought about us and ran a fantastic promotion for Valentine's Day, allowing anyone in the world to name a cockroach after their ex-lover, and then fed it to the Zoo's meerkats on Valentine’s Day.


As El Paso Zoo event coordinator Sarah Borrego told CBS News, they hope the community becomes more involved with the zoo through this unusual and unexpected promotion.


Zoo Named Cockroaches After People's Exes And Fed Them To Meerkats On Valentine’s Day

She explained:


“All of us have exes and we are still not over it and it’s a great way to get the community in and also get out a little bit of the frustration.”


Strangely enough, El Paso isn’t the only Zoo trying this for Valentine's day.


Zoo Named Cockroaches After People's Exes And Fed Them To Meerkats On Valentine’s Day

The Hemsley Conservation Center in Kent, England, as well as the Bronx Zoo both ran similar promotions as well.


The El Paso Zoo’s campaign has beat expectations. Thanks to an overwhelming response, this update has been recently posted on their Facebook page:


“We’ve had a TREMENDOUS response to our Quit Bugging Me event! So much that we have decided to spread the love to some of our other animals here at the zoo! We’ll keep you posted on feeding times next week!”


Zoo Named Cockroaches After People's Exes And Fed Them To Meerkats On Valentine’s Day Zoo Named Cockroaches After People's Exes And Fed Them To Meerkats On Valentine’s Day Reviewed by Katerina Papakyriakopoulou on 9:08 AM Rating: 5

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