I'm not sure whether to think this is cute or weird, but the National Zoo's contribution to Valentine's Day is Woo at the Zoo on Feb. 12. I'll let the press release speak for itself on this one:
Woo at the Zoo, open to both singles and sweethearts, is "a light-hearted exploration into the sexual behaviors of animals. Hosted by the Zoo’s most charismatic animal experts, Woo at the Zoo presents an opportunity to learn about animal mating, dating and reproductive habits in an honest and humorous forum."
It's free, and there are complimentary hors d'oeuvres and roses, a cash bar, and a special Valentine activity for all attendees.
21+, and reservations are mandatory; choose from two presentation time slots: 6 – 7:30 p.m. or 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Register here.
And if you think that's just too weird, but want to give an animal-related gift, you can "adopt a species." The red panda appears to be the cutest animal to adopt, but we can also get behind the flamingo (because they are pink), and the kiwi (on second thought, that might be the cutest animal). You can also go with tigers, elephants and giant pandas.
Photo credit: Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo