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Zoo: Name a cockroach for your Valentine

Feb. 11, 2011 at 4:30 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- New York's Bronx Zoo said it is offering Valentine's gift-givers the opportunity to name Madagascar hissing cockroaches after their sweeties.

The zoo said people can pay $10 to have their Valentine's name given to a roach in the Madagascar! Exhibit with an accompanying e-card informing the recipient of the naming gift, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

"Nothing says forever like a cockroach," zoo director Jim Breheny said. "They are resourceful, resilient and have been around for hundreds of millions of years."

The Bronx Zoo's Valentine's festivities also include an online "Courtship Quiz," available at www.bronxzoo.com, for humans to compare their courtship styles to those found in the animal kingdom.

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