World’s Most Expensive Animals
Looking for the most expensive animals in the world? Buying these animals is a surefire way to bury your budget. Here are some of the world’s most expensive animals.
1. Bird – Blue Mutation Amazon
In the United States, one of the most expensive birds is the Blue Mutation Amazon ranging from eighteen to twenty thousand dollars ($18,000 – $20,000). The reason for this is the difficulty in breeding them in captivity.
2. Fish – Blue Fin Tuna
An enormous Blue fin tuna – a fish prized as sushi – sold for a record $173,600 at Tokyo’s main fish market. At $391 a pound, the 444-pound fish was the most expensive auctioned off at the Tsukiji Central Fish Market in years.
3. Cow – Friesian
The highest price paid for a cow is US$1.3 million (£914,000) for a Friesian at a 1985 auction in East Montpelier, Vermont, USA
4. Bear – Pandas
China leases each panda to zoos for $2 million (“panda cost and research”). And then there are the habitats the zoos must build, plus the expensive diets they have, and if there’s a baby bear, that’s another $600,000 per year.
5. Camel – Arabian or Dromedary
The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashed Al-Maktoum, recently spent $2.72 million for a single female camel. The purchase was part of a charity auction in the capital city of Abu Dhabi & is now the most expensive recorded camel transaction.
6. Horse – Colt
The world’s most expensive colt was sold at auction for $16 million at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens. The buyer was Irish racing magnate Demi O’Byrne who purchased the horse as part of a team of buyers.
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