Potential for ice and snow this week

Name a cockroach after an ex for Valentine’s Day, this zoo will feed it to meerkats

EL PASO, Texas – Not thrilled about Valentine’s Day this year? A Texas zoo is offering a unique way to cope – workers will feed a cockroach stand-in, named after your ex, to the meerkats.

The El Paso Zoo calls it the “perfect Valentine’s Day gift,” and will display the cockroach names (first and last initial) on Facebook.

According to the post, they will be streaming live on Facebook starting February 11 as the “meerkat mob” devours the roaches.

El Paso’s isn’t the only zoo to use the widely-reviled insects as part of a Valentine’s Day promotion. New York City’s Bronx Zoo is once again selling naming rights to its four-inch Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

England’s Hemsley Conservation Center will also name a cockroach after the person of your choosing in exchange for a donation.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.