Treat Your Sweetheart to a…Cockroach?


February 5, 2017
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Want to show your Valentine that your love will last forever?

Say it with a cockroach.

Before you go all “Eeuuuwwww,”… think about it.

These tough little beasts have been living, loving and roaming the earth for 350 million years. It’s even been said they’d survive a nuclear blast. Who knows? They might even outlive Keith Richards!

Here’s the good news. You don’t have to capture and gift wrap a cockroach yourself. For just $5, you can actually name one at the Cockrell Butterfly Center. You’ll receive a digital commemorative certificate for your Valentine. How’s that for a lasting declaration of love?

You have to admit, it’s the most unforgettable gift ever—and it’s a great way to support conservation and education at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

This Valentine’s Day, give the ultimate symbol of Endless Love…a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.

Want more roaches? Watch our Heartbreak Hotel roachcam – LIVE on our website: 

Authored By Kelly Russo

Kelly is a slightly dog-obsessed Jedi and Director of Online Media for HMNS. Her favorite activities include photography, stargazing at the George Observatory and finding new ways to bring the wonders of HMNS to the world.


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