January 25, 2015 10:59 pm
Updated: January 25, 2015 11:02 pm

Zoo offers creepy way to get even with your ex for Valentine’s Day

The San Francisco Zoo is offering the broken hearted the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honour of their ex for Valentine's Day.

The San Francisco Zoo is offering the broken hearted the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honour of their ex for Valentine's Day.

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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.

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“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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