SC zoo names cockroach for your ex on Valentine’s Day

SC zoo names cockroach for your ex on Valentine’s Day
The zoo was letting people name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after someone they would rather forget. (Source: CNN)

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - If a bad breakup left you not wanting to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, the Greenville Zoo was offering a gift that could serve up a little revenge.

The zoo was letting people name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after someone they would rather forget. The deal ended Friday afternoon.

For $15, the zoo would name one of the roaches for a former significant other and announce it on Facebook on Valentine’s Day. It would also provide a certificate to commemorate the “gift.”

Greenville Zoo Education Coordinator Jennifer Garcia said it was part of the zoo’s inaugural “It’s a Bug Life” initiative.

“You have the opportunity to name one of our beloved cockroaches to a deserving or not so deserving valentines that you have in mind,” Garcia said earlier in the day. “The proceeds are a great way to support the zoo and help us to raise funds for our programs, our animals, their exhibits and just our daily operation.”

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