Zoo Will Name Roach After Your Ex, Feed It To Animal Live Stream

Creative way to take your anger out without getting a restraining order.

February 11, 2019



What do you get your ex for Valentine's Day? Well a roach of course. But wait, then have that roach fed to an animal. Wait, and then, stream it live for everyone to see! Now that''s a gift!

The El Paso Zoo can help you in this department. 

The zoo in El Paso, Texas (yup, my home town) will name a cockroach after your ex and then feed it to meerkat live on camera all part of their “Quit Bugging me Event” on Feb. 14.

On their Facebook page the El Paso Zoo wrote “What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Naming a cockroach after your ex, of course! Message us your ex’s name and we’ll name a cockroach after them! We’ll post names (First and last name initial!) starting February 11 here on Facebook! Watch on Facebook Live or on our website’s Meerkat webcam on Valentine’s Day at 2:15 pm to see them devour these little bugs!” 

Zoo coordinator, Sarah Borrego, says she hopes to get the local community involved. 

“The meerkats love to get cockroaches as a snack and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by feeding them a cockroach named after your ex!” Borrego joked. But since the rollout the demand has been overwhelming so now the zoo said it will expand the event by feeding other animals as well. Brilliant! 

El Paso being a desert city, there a plenty of roaches to feed the cute Meerkats! Yum! ~grace