Name a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach at The Bronx Zoo for Valentines

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo has thousands of new bugs in need of names just in time for Valentine’s Day. Now in its third year, this light-hearted Valentine’s gift is the perfect way to make sure your loved one knows your feelings are forever – with a roach in their name.

Name a Madagascar hissing cockroach at the Bronx Zoo for Valentines

Now a Valentine’s tradition, Name-A-Roach has attracted thousands of hopeless romantics from around the world who have named real live Madagascar hissing cockroaches at WCS’s Bronx Zoo after their loved ones, an “ex,” or even their mother-in-law. Each gift comes with a colorful certificate emailed to your loved one announcing that a cockroach has been named in his or her honor.

Each name costs $10 and all proceeds will go to help the Wildlife Conservation Society save wildlife and wild places around the world. To place an order, visit

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. To plan your trip, visit or call 718-367-1010.

Please Note: I'm a Bronx Zoo Blog Ambassador. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

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