On Valentine's Day, express your love with a giant hissing cockroach
On Valentine's Day, nothing says 'I love you' more than naming a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach after your beloved. Now the Bronx Zoo is offering just that opportunity.
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More than 4,000 romantics have already named one of the giant roaches — the world's largest roach species — after a beloved forValentine's Day, sending a clear message to their sweethearts that their love will endure, just like a roach.
Some of the roaches at the zoo are now blessed with such names as Hissing Hottie, Cranky Frankie, Lisa Lovebug and Hisssterical.
"Nothing says forever like a cockroach," said Jim Breheny, senior vice president for Living Institutions and director of the Bronx Zoo. "They are resourceful, resilient and have been around for hundreds of millions of years."