• Forgot to Get a Valentine's Day Gift? Fell in Love During the Weekend?
  • You Can Still Give a Gift That Lasts Forever
  • Name a Roach In Honor of Your Valentine
  • Offer Expires 6AM. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 15

Bronx, NY – Feb. 13, 2011
Roses: $200
Chocolates: $50
Roach: $10

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 Public Affairs.

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

Max Pulsinelli: (o) 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild: (o) 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org

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 Earth.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.

If you would like to guide your readers or viewers to a web link where they can make donations in support of helping save wildlife and wild places, please direct them to: www.wcs.org/donation.