Zoo offers creepy way to get even with your ex for Valentine’s Day
The San Francisco Zoo is offering jilted lovers the chance to “adopt” a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honour of their ex for Valentine’s Day.
The two less-than-attractive creatures are being offered through the zoo’s adopt-an-animal program and compares the Madagascar hissing cockroaches and the giant hairy scorpions to the cruel ways of heart-breaking humans.
“Fallen prey to love’s cruel sting? Consider adopting the giant hairy scorpion, the largest in North America, for an unsuspecting victim,” the scorpion’s adoption page said. “Much like your low-life ex, they are usually found in and around low-elevation valleys where they dig elaborate burrows or ‘caves.'”
With multiple levels of giving available, donors can adopt a scorpion for US$50 and have the zoo send a certificate and stuffed stinger to the person who inspired the adoption. The cockroach valentine costs $25 and can help “release your bad love life karma.”
“Nothing says ‘I’ve moved on’ like adopting a giant cuddly cockroach in the name of your favorite ex,” the zoo’s website said. “And with a little luck, this generous donation will release your bad love life karma so that you never have to encounter a cockroach again.”
For those who are happy in their romantic relationship, the zoo also offers cuddlier options for Valentine’s Day that include snow leopards, penguins, giraffes and Chilean flamingos.
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