Watch Meerkats Eat Your Ex – Or At Least A Cockroach Named After Your Ex

  • Just don't try to spray your ex with bug spray next time you see them...

Does your ex bug you? Do they keep coming back, over and over again like an impossibly hard to kill cockroach? Do you wish you could feed them to a mob of hungry animals but don’t want to go to prison for murder?

You’re in luck. The El Paso Zoo is holding an event where you can name a cockroach after your ex. Then, during feeding time on February 14th, they will feed the cockroaches to their meerkats. A symbol of your unending loathing to celebrate a day of romance.

You could watch a meerkat devour your symbolic ex with hungry glee. The “Quit Bugging Me” event will be the closure you’ve been looking for.

“This is a fun way to get the community involved in our daily enrichment activities,” said El Paso Zoo Event Coordinator Sarah Borrego. “The meerkats love to get cockroaches as a snack and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by feeding them a cockroach named after your ex!”

You can watch on Facebook or come to the zoo itself to watch the spectacle. As a result, the response to the event has been so overwhelming that the zoo has opted to expand the event to other animals! The cotton-top tamarin, Golden tamarin, and White-headed marmoset will receive scheduling for viewing.

Meerkats are small, slender animals that live in colonies in the ground. Marmosets and Tamarins are more like small monkeys. Most noteworthy, they’ll all eagerly chomp down on the tiny effigial simulacrum of your ex as you watch, giggling with delight as you’re finally able to let go of all that pent up negativity you’ve been harboring.

Let’s hope El Paso Zoo does this every year.

The names of likely thousands of exes are to be on display inside the exhibit(s) starting on February 11th.

The meerkat webcam is available on the zoo’s website