Thu, 19 Jan 2023 04:45 PM IST
WE ALL have someone annoying in our lives. Whether it's some nosy neighbour aunty or your irritating boss, or some ex you hate so much, now you have a chance of expressing your feelings in a quite unique way.
With Valentine's Day almost knocking on the door, a Canadian zoo has taken an initiative that allows anyone an opportunity to name a cockroach in someone's honour.
Taking to Twitter, Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy wrote, "Roses are red; violets are blue… Is there someone in your life that’s bugging you? Give them goosebumps by naming a cockroach in their honour this Valentine's Day."
Roses are red; violets are blue… Is there someone in your life that’s bugging you? Give them goosebumps by naming a cockroach in their honour this Valentine's Day ❤️— Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy (@TZWConservancy) January 15, 2023
For more information or to symbolically name-a-roach: https://t.co/maFh8siDB5 🪳 pic.twitter.com/ZdB8EfUSjD
The zoo also attached the details of the process in the tweet. The option will be available to anyone by making a minimum donation of USD 25 (Rs 1,507).
"To name a cockroach after someone, please select 'Dedicate your donation' and select 'In honour of'. This will prompt you to provide a name. You will have the option to send an e-card or the option to notify the individual on your own."
Anyone who will name a cockroach will get:
- A digital certificate personalized with your name and roach name (first names only)
- Shareable digital graphic
- Full charitable tax receipt for the donor
The Toronto Zoo, in the official statement also said," The Toronto Zoo and the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy respect all creatures – big and small. Cockroaches play a very integral ecological role in their rainforest homes by helping to decompose forest litter and animal fecal matter and are, in turn, food for many other animals. Despite their hair-raising reputation, cockroaches undeniably play a vital role in the sustainability of plant and animal habitats."