Bronx, NY – Feb. 13, 2011
The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo can rescue you during these few
remaining hours if you have forgotten your Valentine.
If you need a last minute gift, go to www.bronxzoo.com
and name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after your loved one. Your $10 donation
will help WCS save wildlife and wild places around the globe.
Each gift comes with a colorful e-card sent to your loved one announcing that a
V-Roach has been named in his or her honor.
It is not too late to tell someone you love them with a V-Roach, but this
opportunity will end 6 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
“Your love may last forever but the opportunity to name a
roach for them ends today,” said John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President of
The Bronx Zoo has plenty roaches to name with thousands of the super-sized bugs
on exhibit in Madagascar!—an award-winning habitat for lemurs, crocodiles, and
many other unique species.
Madagascar hissing cockroaches are the world’s largest roach species reaching
nearly four-inches long. The namesake hissing noise is emitted as a
defense mechanism. Like nearly every roach species, Madagascar hissing
cockroaches are not considered pests and rarely enter homes.
Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS
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The Wildlife Conservation
Society saves wildlife and wild
places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and
the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by
the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards
nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is
committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on