Flash Flood Watch
until MON 12:00 AM MST, Northwest Plateau, Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave, Northwest Deserts, Grand Canyon Country, Coconino Plateau, Yavapai County Mountains, Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County, Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County, Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County, Western Mogollon Rim, Eastern Mogollon Rim, White Mountains, Northern Gila County, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Yavapai County Valleys and Basins, Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons, Western Pima County including Ajo/Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells, Upper Santa Cruz River and Altar Valleys including Nogales, Tucson Metro Area including Tucson/Green Valley/Marana/Vail, South Central Pinal County including Eloy/Picacho Peak State Park, Southeast Pinal County including Kearny/Mammoth/Oracle, Upper San Pedro River Valley including Sierra Vista/Benson, Eastern Cochise County below 5000 ft including Douglas/Wilcox, Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton/Safford, White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties including Hannagan Meadow, Galiuro and Pinaleno Mountains including Mount Graham, Chiricahua Mountains including Chiricahua National Monument, Dragoon/Mule/Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains including Bisbee/Canelo Hills/Madera Canyon, Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains including Mount Lemmon/Summerhaven, Baboquivari Mountains including Kitt Peak, Aguila Valley, Northwest Valley, Tonopah Desert, Gila Bend, Buckeye/Avondale, Cave Creek/New River, Deer Valley, Central Phoenix, North Phoenix/Glendale, New River Mesa, Scottsdale/Paradise Valley, Rio Verde/Salt River, East Valley, Fountain Hills/East Mesa, South Mountain/Ahwatukee, Southeast Valley/Queen Creek, Superior, Northwest Pinal County, West Pinal County, Apache Junction/Gold Canyon, Tonto Basin, Mazatzal Mountains, Pinal/Superstition Mountains, Sonoran Desert Natl Monument, San Carlos, Dripping Springs, Globe/Miami, Southeast Gila County

Hiss from a rose: Bronx Zoo lets you name a roach after loved one (or unloved one) for Valentine’s Day

A zoo in New York is hoping you’ll show someone you love them or loathe them by naming a cockroach in their honor on Valentine’s Day. 

The Bronx Zoo has been letting people name their roaches for nearly a decade and says the donations have helped further the organization’s mission to save wildlife and wild places in New York and around the world. 

RELATED: Name a cockroach after an ex for Valentine's Day, then watch it get eaten by meerkats

Last year The El Paso Zoo posted a live video to their Facebook giving people the chance to really show how they feel about their once significant others as they tuned in to see their ex’s namesake be devoured by many a variety of creatures in the animal kingdom. 


The Bronx Zoo wants you to name a cockroach after someone you want to kiss or "hiss."

This year, the Bronx Zoo is following in those innovative insect footsteps by allowing donors to name cockroaches. Zoo patrons who donate $15 in honor of someone they wish to kiss or “hiss” will receive a printable certificate featuring the name chosen for their new Valentine’s Day arthropod.  

Many people have named the thousands of roaches that have resided at the New York zoo after ex’s as well as in-law’s.

The zoo says people “have been inspired by politics, music, movies, and more.”

“The possibilities are endless,” wrote the zoo. 

In a tongue-in-cheek statement, the zoo hopes to symbolically name its 50,000-plus giant Madagascar hissing cockroaches to show that its visitors’ love is as hard to kill as a cockroach. 

“The Name-a-Roach offering is a light-hearted way to make sure your loved one knows your feelings will last a lifetime while helping the Bronx Zoo and WCS further its mission to save wildlife and wild places in New York and around the world,” said a spokesperson for the zoo. 

Anyone feeling extra passionate can upgrade and donate more for a pair of roach-themed socks and a roach-scented candle.