Searching for a way to have a closure with your ex to move on this Valentine’s Day? Well, Texas’s El Paso Zoo has got your back for this one.
This February 14, the zoo has created an event acutely called “Quit Bugging Me” which allows members of the public to name cockroaches after their exes. The zoo would then feed the bugs to the meerkats on Facebook Live for your viewing pleasure.
The meerkats will eat your
sweetheart out so that you can have a closure!
Anyone interested to partake can send a private message to the zoo’s Facebook with their exes’ names starting February 11. On Valentine’s Day, the meerkat exhibit will be decorated with the names before broadcasting the live feeding on Facebook.
The United States’ zoo calls it “the perfect Valentine’s gift”. Event coordinator Sarah Borrego said, “This is a fun way to get the community involved in our daily enrichment activities.
“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!”
Facebook users took notice of the post and it has since gone viral with over 6,500 shares. Due to the overwhelming response, the zoo officials now includes other animals in the bug-feasting campaign, such as cotton-top tamarins, golden tamarins and white-headed marmosets.
Coincidentally, President Donald Trump visited the El Paso County Coliseum yesterday (Feb 11), which is in close proximity to the zoo. The zoo announced that they would be close and that prompted netizens to connect the President’s visit to the bug-feeding furore.
One netizen wrote on Facebook, “I think you should name that cockroach after Trump before feeding it to the meerkats!”.
Another individual commented, “They are closing the zoo to protect the animals from Trump lol”.