Adopt a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach from the Charles Paddock Zoo

ATASCADERO — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Charles Paddock Zoo is offering a unique way to show your true affection with Adopt-A-Cockroach. During the month of February, you can give that special someone in your life who is either very hard to shop for or who might just be the perfect person to receive their very own cockroach. Adopt a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach from the Zoo as a new and fun way to express your love, or perhaps lack thereof.

For only $7, you can name a cockroach and receive an official Certificate of Adoption that will include your special Valentine’s name to give them this year for Valentine’s Day. You can also upgrade your gift and book a special meet and greet with a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach or get a special T-shirt/ hoodie for your loved one.

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The Charles Paddock Zoo is home to hundreds of species from all over the world including red pandas, monkeys, meerkats, parrots, a Malayan Tiger, a variety of reptiles and much more. The Charles Paddock Zoo is located next to Atascadero Lake Park at Highway 41/ Morro Road and one mile west of Highway 101. The Zoo is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To learn more about the Charles Paddock Zoo, visit or call (805) 461-5080