Bronx Zoo Promotes Creepy Crawly Cockroach Gift

BRONX (CBSNewYork) — They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But this Valentine’s Day, you can get your girlfriend a new best friend.

An exhibit at the Bronx Zoo is filled with thousands of nameless cockroaches, and for a small price, you can have one named after a loved one.

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The $10 price tag benefits the Wildlife Conservation Society, and gets the recipient an e-card with the name announcement. Check out a preview of the exhibit in the video below.

“Nothing says forever like a cockroach,” said Jim Breheny, Senior VP for Living Institutions and Director of the Bronx Zoo. “They are resourceful, resilient, and have been around for hundreds of millions of years.”

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What would you do if you got a hissing cockroach for Valentine’s day? Sound off in our comments section.

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  1. Pam Spangler says:

    Good way to be sleeping ALONE on Valentines Day , week, month!!
    Gross!!

  2. Orson says:

    I would rather spend $5 for a can of Raid.

  3. Nick says:

    Why do one need to pay money for roaches in the Bronx? You can’t walk anywhere there without stepping on one.

  4. DR RUTH SAYS... says:

    NOTHING BETTER THAN MEXICAN ROACHES…..BEEN AROUND SINCE THOSE GOOD OLD PERMIAN DAZE BEFORE T-XREX AND THE BEATLES..LOL…

  5. Lynne says:

    For $20- can I have my man’s name written on it’s back??!!!!

  6. Seymour Brains says:

    Can we name one Michael Bloomberg?

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