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Zoo will Let you Name a Cockroach After your Ex and Serve it for a Special Valentines Dinner


Move over chocolates and roses, the San Antonio Zoo is offering some truly unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. Whether you’re looking for a lighthearted way to move on from an ex or want to impress a potential partner with something different, the zoo has something for everyone.

Cockroaches, Rats, and Veggie Vendetta:

Missing some closure after a breakup? For $5-$25, you can symbolically name a cockroach, rat, or even a veggie after your ex, which will then become a nutritious snack for one of the zoo’s residents. It’s a playful way to say goodbye and support the zoo’s animals at the same time.

Poo-Pourri’s Unexpected Rival:

Looking for a truly unusual gift for someone special? For $15, the zoo offers a “Hippopotamus Cologne” candle, capturing the distinctive aroma of their resident hippo, Timothy. While not for the faint of heart, the zoo claims hippo poop is the cologne of the hippo world, attracting mates with its unique fragrance. Whether you find it romantic or repulsive, it’s definitely a conversation starter!

Don’t Miss Out:

To personalize your chosen critter or candle, submit your ex’s name online before Valentine’s Day. Head to the zoo’s website to learn more and join in the unconventional festivities.