A rather unique zoo in the US state of Texas hilariously celebrated breakups by inviting visitors to name cockroaches after their ex-partners and feeding them to meerkats.
It's incredibly simple to understand the main reason why individuals by and large rebel against the clichéd lovey-dovey stuff.
Each one of those chocolates and store-acquired cards seems extremely cheesy and inauthentic, especially in the event that you've as of late had your heart broken into a thousand little pieces.
Be that as it may, maybe the zoos and wildlife centers giving individuals a chance to name cockroaches and different creatures after their exes are overcompensating. Take the El Paso Zoo in Texas, for example.
It recently ran a 'name-a-cockroach' scheme, trailed by 'quit bugging me' live stream, where the individuals who paid cash to name an insect after their ex, watched it being fed to an animal.
Moreover, the rather bizarre event ended up being truly viral on social media with various scorned lovers undertaking the promotion. The zoo said its offer was so alluring that it fell insanely short on insects to name.
Sarah Borrego, the occasion coordinator, told The Guardian that it was a "fun and unique" approach to praise severed love and bitter relationships.
I just paid $2 to name a cockroach after my ex.— Tuesday (@NoblesTuesday) February 4, 2019
Petty? Yes. Do I care? No.
She added, "All of us have exes and we are still not over it and it's a great way to get the community in and also get out a little bit of the frustration,"
Furthermore, since the event was first posted on Facebook as of late, the names of 1500 ex-partners have been sent to the zoo, with entries coming from as far as Germany and Australia.
Additionally, Ms. Borrego said the cockroaches were fed to monkeys as well as meerkats. "Cockroaches are considered a treat for meerkats," she stated.
However, both the animals only received one cockroach each as the insects are "the equivalent of cookies" for humans.
Furthermore, even though the El Paso Zoo as of late started this viral scheme, however, the Bronx Zoo in New York claims itself to be the originator of the hilariously bizarre insect stunt and says it has been giving the endowment of a Madagascar hissing cockroach ever since 2011.
They additionally vow cockroaches to superstars they respect: Orange is the New Black actor Natasha Lyonne, Broad City stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, and late-night hosts Desus and Mero have been some of the privileged beneficiaries of the zoo's insects this year.
However, in contrast to other people offering the same scheme, the Bronx zoo advertises the cockroaches as symbols of eternity instead of feeding them to different creatures.
"Nothing lasts longer than a roach, so it could be sent as a symbolic gesture about how long your love will last or exactly the opposite," said John Calvelli of the Wildlife Conservation Society, the association that runs the zoo.