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World’s Most Expensive Animals

Published by nobert soloria bermosa in Science
May 29th, 2008

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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  1. Darlene McFarlane
    Posted May 29, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Unbelievable!

  2. Josey
    Posted May 29, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Wow, this is pretty crazy. It’s amazing how much fish can cost!

  3. quiet voice
    Posted May 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    …Hi there Nobert, not only is
    the price extraordinary, but that
    someone would pay that kind of money
    for them. Totally wild. Take care.
    Thanks.

  4. quiet voice
    Posted May 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    …Hi there Nobert, not only is
    the price extraordinary, but that
    someone would pay that kind of money
    for them. Totally wild. Take care.
    Thanks.

  5. Ruby Hawk
    Posted May 29, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I cannot imagine anyone paying over a million dollars for a cow. she must be a breeder of the highest pedigree.Interesting information.

  6. acecampillo
    Posted May 29, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    That is totally expensive. I can’t even afford a brand new car, how much more that one. haha.. Nice article.
    God Bless You!

  7. william rodriguez II
    Posted May 29, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Wow! Amazing,very expensive and I can’t buy it.

  8. MindIt
    Posted May 30, 2008 at 3:31 am

    Thanks for the knowledge, though I don’t think I can buy any of them.

  9. tracy sardelli
    Posted May 30, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    very interesting article, i really had no idea that animals could cost so much. thank you for sharing.

  10. salvatore
    Posted May 30, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    great info buddy, but too expensive for me too. take care.

  11. Lucy Lockett
    Posted May 31, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    That is ridiculous if you think about it but then money is only good if it is spent! lol. Nice article and interesting to read!

  12. Blaise
    Posted June 1, 2008 at 4:30 am

    wow…even u buy a figurine horse is expensive..and im happy at least to belong under chinese zodiac sign of horse..hehe!
    Panda Bear is real cute,i saw them last yr (sept.07) in China’s National Treasure Park..no wonder why these Panda were well taken care of under airconditioned rooms..

  13. PR Mace
    Posted June 12, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Guess since I can’t afford them, I will stick with my dogs and my parrot. Interesting facts. Good job.

  14. deeandra
    Posted June 16, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    that is crazy i couldn’t do it..people can’t even pay for gas these days. if i ever buy one of these Animals they better come with 3 wishes.ha..but nice page

  15. blueglue
    Posted June 20, 2008 at 7:46 am

    so you want to see an expensive fish? http://finsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=59&p=107#p107

  16. Posted February 27, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Wow, I don’t think I can afford those animals.

  17. billy
    Posted May 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    wow that was amazing animals that i ever saw

  18. billy bob joe frank
    Posted May 30, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    you did not even tell us the price

  19. Posted May 13, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Hard to believe that these animals worth that much! another good post.

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