Treat yourself this Valentine’s day! Employees at the El Paso Zoo will help you with your self care during this year’s most romantic holiday by naming a cockroach after your ex. Then, they will feed the cockroach to a meerkat live on camera.
Sweet, sweet revenge in the form of a cockroach is simple. You can message the zoo on its Facebook page with your ex’s name (deadline is Feb. 10), and then tune in at 2:15 p.m. CT on Feb. 14 to watch the feeding extravaganza.
The event, aptly dubbed “Quit Bugging Me,” will be live-streamed on both Facebook and the zoo’s website.
Names of people’s exes will also decorate the meerkat exhibit starting on Feb. 11, just to get the meerkats superpumped to eat a cockroach named after someone who broke your heart.
“This is a fun way to get the community involved in our daily enrichment activities,” El Paso Zoo event coordinator Sarah Borrego told CBS News. “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!”
The “Quit Bugging Me” event proved to be so popular that the zoo is now including other animals on the ex-inspired snack. A cotton-top tamarin, a golden tamarin and a white-headed marmoset may be the lucky animal to eat your “ex.”
“If you find one that keeps going in circles and coming back to the same place kind of like a stalker roach I want my ex on that one,” one person commented. Another shared: “I messaged my ex’s name and hope to see him eaten online.”
As one person commented on Facebook: “Whoever is doing your marketing deserves a raise.”
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