Valentine's Day Traditions in America

Valentine’s Day Traditions in America: Chicago Zoo Boldly Continues Naming Cockroaches After Exes and Loved Ones

Continuing its unique Valentine’s Day tradition in America, the Chicago Zoo allows people to name cockroaches after their exes and least favorite people.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and for couples, it becomes even more wonderful because of the incredible festivities. However, for singles or betrayed lovers, it might be a depressing day.

But zoos in some regions of the country have come up with odd ways to spice things up and keep things entertaining for the lonely ones, according to the New York Post.

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Continuing with their unique Valentine’s Day tradition in America, the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago and the Bronx Zoo in New York are letting those willing to pay $15 name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after their least favorite person or an ex-partner’s name.

A naming certificate that can be completed, shared, or placed on a wall to honor the cockroach will be given to donors.

If entries are received by 5 p.m. on February 5, the first names will be hung on the Cockroach Naming Board at Hamill Family Play Zoo.

Customers can put personalized messages on the certificate that comes with the donation receipt, but only first names will be displayed.

On February 14, the board will be revealed. Applicants must complete an application and indicate if their cockroach is an ex-friend or former acquaintance.

Maya Bennett