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Meerkats Eat Cockroaches Named After Exes on Valentine's Day

A Meerkat Can Eat a Roach Named After Your Ex For Valentine's Day, So, That's 1 Option

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02:  A meerkat watches as Sarah Hall (not pictured) counts them as part of the annual stock take at Bristol Zoo on January 2, 2013 in Bristol, England. The annual animal 'census' is carried out at the start of each year and includes stocktaking more than 400 species; from tiny insects, fish and birds, to seals, gorillas and monkeys.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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The El Paso Zoo will help you be petty this Valentine's Day. A week before the holiday, the zoo shared a flyer stating it would name cockroaches after people's exes, then feed said cockroaches to their meerkats. "What's the perfect Valentine's Day gift? Naming a cockroach after your ex, of course!" the zoo wrote on Facebook. It's . . . poetic, quite frankly.

Following the overwhelming response — the original post now has over 5,000 shares — the El Paso Zoo has decided to extend the offer to other animals, like a cotton-top tamarin, golden lion tamarin, and white-headed marmoset. To participate in the stunning display of "no, in fact I'm not over it yet, Janet!," simply message the El Paso Zoo with your ex's name on Facebook and tune into the feeding on Facebook Live or the meerkat webcam on Valentine's Day at 2:15 p.m. MT.

UPDATE: We had a tremendous response in 2019! Keep in mind that this post applies to our promotion in 2019. Stay posted...

Posted by El Paso Zoo on Monday, February 4, 2019
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