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Bronx Zoo Promotes Creepy Crawly Cockroach Gift

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Out of Valentine's Day gift ideas? Consider naming a cockroach after your loved one. (Photo: The Wildlife Conservation Society)

Out of Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Consider naming a cockroach after your loved one. (Photo: The Wildlife Conservation Society)

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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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