Name a cockroach after your ex: A zoo in the UK offers the perfect ‘get even’ gift for this Valentine’s Day

By paying just 1.50 pounds, this zoo lets anybody purchase a cockroach name as well as receive a certificate that reads, "I’ve named a cockroach at the Hemsley Conservation Centre in the not so loving memory of my worthless ex.”

This Valentine’s Day, a zoo in England is all set to make you feel a lot better by offering a perfect solution to those who are either single or have suffered heartbreaks. The Hemsley Conservation Centre in southeast London has declared to the general public to name a cockroach in honour of their “worthless ex-someone” through their name a cockroach program.

The certificate issue by HCC (Image source: Instagram)


A statement on the official website of the Hemsley Conservation Centre (HCC), UK read as, “For those that don’t quite require revenge, there’s another way to make you feel better about getting back at your ex this Valentine’s Day”.


Even though the certificate sent to the people who take up this sweet revengeful offer does not display the name of their ex, participants can choose to have it appear on the HCC board located at the cockroach enclosure. Moreover, the certificate holder will also get a half-price entry into the zoo.


An Instagram story put up by the HCC (Image source: Instagram)


A facebook post by the HCC read, “The HCC is offering the chance to name a cockroach in honour of your, or your friend’s worthless ex-“someone” on this special holiday of love. We are highlighting these creatures through our ‘name a cockroach programme’ to raise money for our projects at the zoo.” The post has gone viral on social media and has been receiving hilarious reactions from people around the world.


As rightfully said by some folks, this idea is by far the “most romantic thing ever seen.”


Credits: The Indian Expresswkyc3

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