cocoa roach
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes.
Photo: The Bronx Zoo

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is taking advantage of one of the year’s most chocolatey holidays, but doing it a bit differently than you might expect. They want you to sexy up your Valentines day with nature’s hottest critter: the cockroach.

Excuse me. The cocoa roach.

For just ten bucks you can name one of the Bronx Zoo’s 58,000 Madagascar hissing cockroaches after your honey. If your girl or guy doesn’t swoon at that, you’re going to have to up your game.

Luckily for you, the WCS doesn’t stop at naming a roach. For twenty-five dollars you can get a hand-painted, artisanal chocolate roach. For thirty-five, two roaches.

Unlike the chocolate you might grab for your partner from the corner store, these sweets will help to fund the WCS’s mission.

To get you in the mood for romance, turn the lights down low and watch the video to see just how sexy cockroaches can be.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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