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Roses are red, vi­o­lets are blue, how about hav­ing a roach named for you?

The Bronx Zoo is of­fer­ing peo­ple the chance to name one of its Mada­gas­car hiss­ing cock­roaches in hon­our of some­one for Valen­tine’s Day.

The zoo in New York City started of­fer­ing the name-a-roach pro­gram in 2011 as a fun way to fundraise.

For $10, re­cip­i­ents get an emailed cer­tifi­cate telling them one of the in­sects from the world’s largest roach species has been named for them. This year, the zoo is also of­fer­ing to send along choco­lates or a Mada­gas­car cock­roach plush toy for higher do­na­tions.

No wor­ries about there not be­ing enough roaches to go around — the mu­seum said it had thou­sands of them on ex­hi­bi­tion.

The money goes to the Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion So­ci­ety.


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