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Name a cockroach after your ex this Valentine's Day at Hemsley Conservation Centre in Fairseat

By Jenna Dobbs

Think your ex is an absolute termite? Well, you can name a cockroach after them this Valentine's Day.

The Hemsley Conservation Centre is offering wounded lovers the chance to get their own back - all for a good cause.

The 'bottom of the barrel' creatures project will raise money for the zoo near Fairseat, just outside Gravesend.

The German cockroach (Blattella germanica)
The German cockroach (Blattella germanica)

Got a special someone in mind?

For just £1.50 you will receive a downloadable certificate, and your ex's name proudly displayed outside the centre's cockroach enclosure.

Got any friends with villainous former partners?

You can even purchase a certificate on their behalf.

Zoo director Adam Hemsley, left, with team leader Henry Weedon
Zoo director Adam Hemsley, left, with team leader Henry Weedon

Go to hemsleyconservationcentre.com to put those scoundrels in their place.

Fun fact: cockroaches will eat faeces and can survive up to a week without a head. Attractive.

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