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Quit Bugging Me

Thank you for a great 2022 event, we look forward to seeing you in 2023!

About the Event

Cockroach with hearts around itThe massively viral promotion, QUIT BUGGING ME, is back at the EL Paso Zoo!  This year we are once again spreading the love throughout the zoo and featuring animals from our different areas such as iguanas, skinks, and of course, our meerkat mob as they chomp down on these juicy bugs.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, at The El Paso Zoo, for more details! 

Zoo animals are regularly given enrichment to keep them stimulated both mentally and physically. Madagascar hissing cockroaches are ethically frozen and given to insectivores as determined by our zoo veterinarian staff. Insects are a normal part of these animals’ diets, in captivity or the wild. While in our care, we try to replicate this as much as possible.

Names & Schedule

Take a look at the submitted names and watch our animals devour a cockroach named after your ex!

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Video Schedule 

Come back in 2023 to check out the schedule!

Submit & Donate

Another cockroach with hearts and broken hearts around itOnly names submitted via the online form will be used for this promotion. Names submitted via other methods will not be displayed.

All names submitted will be displayed anonymously. We will only display first names.

There is no fee to submit a name but we would appreciate a donation. All donations remain at the El Paso Zoo and will be used to further the zoo’s mission statement.

Submit A Name & Donate

Submit A Name Without A Donation

 

Donations Progress

As a special incentive for your donations select staff members will eat a cockroach for every $1,000 raised!

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Please keep in mind that the animals’ can only eat so many cockroaches. Any names that we read out during our stream will be at random. All names we receive will be used to decorate the animals’ exhibits.

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