Minnesota Zoo Media Contact

If you are a member of the press, please contact: Kelly Lessard
Public Relations Manager
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952.431.9217 direct
952.431.9300 fax
kelly.lessard@state.mn.us

Minnesota Zoo Introduces Unique “Roaches are Red” Valentine’s Day Promotion

Apple Valley, MINN – February 1, 2016  – Interested in an atypical Valentine’s Day promotion? Have flowers and chocolates become passé, or are you just looking for something different? The Minnesota Zoo is excited to introduce a new promotion of love, running February 1-14, starring a likely unexpected animal: Madagascar hissing cockroaches!

This year, for just $10, The Zoo’s “Roaches are Red” campaign will provide you the opportunity to name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after someone you love or care about. Donors will receive an electronic certificate that can be e-mailed to your special someone announcing that a cockroach has been named in his/her honor, along with the sweet poem – so name a hissing cockroach after your sweetie, grandchild, or best friend. And, for those that find cockroaches a bit too unique, the Zoo is also offering red panda and penguin stuffed animals for sponsorship opportunities as well.

For more information, or to name a cockroach, visit: http://mnzoo.org/cockroach

The Minnesota Zoo is a year-round destination located in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. Its mission is to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. For more information, call 952.431.9500 or visit mnzoo.org. The Minnesota Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and an institutional member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).