The most expensive animals in the world
Whoever forbids the rich, right :)? We all know this saying very well and we realize that having really big cash can cause many people to make their dreams come true, fantasies or buy something inaccessible to others. What animals do rich people buy and how much do they pay for them? Below is a list of the TOP 10 most expensive animals in the world. Looking through it, let’s bear in mind that many of these prices are prices resulting from the so-called transaction settings, most buyers do not even come to mind to pay such exorbitant rates.
The most expensive animal – TOP 10
Chinese Crested dog – up to 5 000 dollars
Certainly not everyone will like his physiognomy, but the big heart hidden in a small body can effectively compensate for the greatest eccentricity of appearance. Therefore, in the thought of saying that the interior counts, we encourage you to get to know this extraordinary dog. The prices paid by people who want to own this dog can reach up to $5,000.
Savannah cats – 4,000 – 10,000 dollars
A cross-breed of a domestic cat and a serval has resulted in the creation of friendly savannah cats. Unlike their home cousins, these cats like water. Their price, as you can easily guess, is slightly higher than that of their typical domestic friends – it ranges from 4 to 10 thousand dollars.
Toucan – 5,000 – 10,000 dollars
Toucans – amaze with their huge, colorful beaks. They are so interesting and friendly that in 1990 a fairy tale was shot entitled “Toucan ‘Tecs”, in which the main characters were a pair of these colorful and very intelligent birds. The price of these birds ranges from $5,000 to $10,000.
De Brazza’s monkey – 7,000 – 10,000 dollars
De Brazza’s monkeys are mid-sized African monkeys (40-60 cm). They belong to the Macaque family. They are one of the most widespread African primates that live in forests. At auctions, they reach a price between 7,000 and 10,000 dollars.
Hyacinth macaw – up to 14,000 dollars
Hyacinth macaw is not only the largest macaw, but also the largest flying parrot in the world. Occurs in South America, reaches a length of up to 100 cm and a weight of up to 2 kg. It can live up to 80 years in captivity. So if you are planning such a purchase, then you must keep in mind that the parrot will survive you, not the other way around 🙂
Palm cockatoo – up to 16,000 dollars
Slightly higher prices than the hyacinth macaw are achieved by a parrot also known as a goliath cockatoo or great black cockatoo. This is a parrot found in Australia and in New Guinea. It is grey or black parrot, with a black beak and an orange patch on the cheeks. Just like a macaw, it is a long-lived parrot – it lives to the age of… 90.
Ball python – up to 40,000 dollars
Beautifully colored ball python (also known as a royal python) in albino variety reaches the price of even 40,000 dollars. It is the smallest among African pythons. Reaches up to 180 cm in length (females), males do not usually exceed 100 cm. Occurs in the wild in West and Central Africa. We recommend an article about the longest python – reticulated python.
Stag beetles from the family Lucanidae – up to 89,000 dollars
Probably most readers will be surprised, but well, since the breeder from Japan paid almost 90,000 dollars for the beetle, apparently it must have been worth so much to him… 😉
Homing pigeon (messenger pigeon) – up to 91,000 dollars
A flock of 66 pigeons (among them the fastest postal pigeon in the world) was sold by a Belgian breeder for $ 6 million. Calculated on a single pigeon, this amounts to almost $ 91,000.
White lion cubs – up to 138,000 dollars
Who would not like to have their own lion 🙂 The extremely rare white African lions reach a price of up to $138,000. Our readers are invited to the article: Lion – the king of animals, who describes these wonderful big cats and explains why the lion has a mane ;), and to get to know the white lions more closely.
Cloned Labrador “Sir Lancelot Encore” – 155,000 dollars
Labrador retriever was cloned from frozen dog DNA (Sir Lancelot) belonging to Nina and Edgar Otto. At the auction, it reached the price of $ 155,000. The meaning of cloning of this dog was a bit incomprehensible to us, considering that its predecessor (DNA donor) died of cancer, so the clone is the carrier of the defective DNA.
Miss Missy cow – 1.2 million dollars
Well, everyone has the right to spend money, as he thinks appropriate, why not spend almost 4 million zlotys on … a cow? Miss Missy is not just any cow, belongs to the Holstein Friesians cow and she was the Grand Champion of the 2009 Western Fall National Show in the United States. The current owner was so anxious to have her that he had to pay $ 1,200,000. Missy is the most expensive cow in the world for now.
The most expensive tuna in the world – 1.8 million dollars
We have known for a long time that the Japanese love sushi. Almost every year we read about the next price record, which is set in Japan for these fish. The last record was in January 2013, with the price of 222 kg of common tuna reaching $1.8 million. The tuna weighed 222 kg, which gives a price of USD 8.100 per kilo.
Tibetan mastiff – up to 2 million dollars
We know that the Chinese love Tibetan mastiffs. These dogs break the price records almost every year. Initially, their prices reached 100,000, then 500,000, and the current record holder was sold for 2,000,000 dollars. Rumors disseminated by breeders say that dogs of this breed are sold even at a price exceeding $ 3 million. The thing is, in fact, no one paid such a price for these dogs – the auctions are set by breeders in order to raise the price for dogs of this breed. The goals of this kind of transactions are only marketing.
… and the most expensive animal in the world is…
Horse – the Green Monkey – 16 million dollars
This probably does not surprise anyone, because for years we have been hearing about record-breaking auctions. In 2006, the buyer of the 2-year-old horse at that time had great hopes for it and its descendants. Unfortunately, these hopes turned out to be fiery – the horse never won during its starts the sum paid for it by the buyer… Well, it did not hit the poor, so probably we will not regret that Demi O’Byrne bought a horse for 16 million and he lost, right 😉
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