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Name (and eat) a cockroach for Valentine's day

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January 24, 2012
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Wildlife Conservation Society
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Valentines Day is upon us and there is no better way to say “forever” than with the gift of a cockroach.

Valentines Day is upon us and there is no better way to say "forever" than with the gift of a cockroach. The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is offering a light-hearted way to make sure your loved one knows your feelings are forever -- with a roach in their name and a 100 percent solid dark chocolate COCOA-ROACH.

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Last year thousands of hopeless romantics from around the world named real live Madagascar hissing cockroaches at WCS's Bronx Zoo after their favorite loved one, "ex," or mother-in-law. The zoo is again offering the opportunity to name a new crop of cockroaches for Valentine's Day 2012. Each gift comes with a colorful certificate emailed to your loved one announcing that a cockroach has been named in his or her honor.

To make the offer even sweeter, this year you can also purchase a COCOA-ROACH for that special someone -- a genuine artisanal 100 percent solid dark chocolate likeness of a Madagascar hissing cockroach -- the world's largest member of the roach family. COCOA-ROACHES are created with precision and artistry by chocolatier Sabrina Berkowitz of The Chocolate Box NYC. Brilliantly crafted to include every detail, each COCOA-ROACH is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Visit www.bronxzoo.com/roach to see the video and place an order. Each name costs $10; COCOA-ROACHES are an additional $15 for one or $25 for a COCOA-ROACH couple. All proceeds will go to help the Wildlife Conservation Society save wildlife and wild places around the world.

The zoo has plenty of roaches to name with thousands of the super-sized bugs on exhibit in Madagascar! -- an award-winning habitat for lemurs, crocodiles, and many other species from the African island nation.

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are the world's largest roach species reaching nearly four-inches long. The namesake hissing noise is emitted as a defense mechanism. Like nearly every roach species, Madagascar hissing cockroaches are not considered pests and rarely enter homes.

COCOA-ROACHES are 100 percent solid chocolate and are NOT chocolate covered roaches. COCOA-ROACHES must be ordered by Monday, February 6, 2012 to ensure delivery for Valentine's Day.


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Wildlife Conservation Society. "Name (and eat) a cockroach for Valentine's day." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 January 2012. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120124134431.htm>.
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Wildlife Conservation Society. "Name (and eat) a cockroach for Valentine's day." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120124134431.htm (accessed January 26, 2015).

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