There are tons of thousands of animals on the planet earth. Few are rare and known for their amazing qualities. Also, if you are a real animal lover no matter how costly an animal might be, you are willing to pay any amount. And why would not you? Animals are loyal than humans beings. They are excellent stress busters and make awesome companions. So, let’s check out why the following are the most expensive pets in the world.
1. Kentucky Derby Bred Horse or Green Monkey – $16, 000, 000
It’s not a monkey, but thoroughbred American racehorse. It was sold for $16, 000,000 in an auction in the year 2009. This young male horse was the descendants of two Kentucky Derby winners. It was his first time, and he ran eighth of miles in just 9.8 seconds.
Superfast isn’t it? But sadly he suffered from a spine injury during training, and now he is not able to copy that speed. The owner has used it for three races with the best third-position finish. After Green monkey gets retired, he was used as a stud to breed champion racing horses.
2. Missy – $1,200,000
Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy is a black and white Holstein cow that was auctioned for 1.2 million dollars to Uxbridge Ontario in the year 2009. She was brought in partnership by Gert Andreasen of Denmark and Mark Butz of the USA. This cow has won many titles to her name at cattle fairs in the USA. Also, you’ll be shocked to know that she produces 50% more milk in comparison to an average cow i.e., near about 50 kg in a day.
3. Really Fast Pigeons – $6 Million
A Belgian breeder named Leo Heremans sold his stock of 530 pigeons for $6 billion in the year 2013 to a buyer from diverse countries. Among them was fast racing pigeon named Bolt that was named after famous Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. Pigeon racing is renowned in China, and the nation encourages 300k fans to take part in this tradition. So Chinese man named Gao Furxin purchased Bolt to use pigeon for racing.
4. De Brazza Monkey – $10, 000
De Brazza Monkey (swamp monkey) is the world’s most costly monkey that cost a whopping of $10,000. They are native to Central Africa, but you would not be able to purchase it for your home because many states ban it on raising them as pets. This monkey one of the oldest monkeys and is named after famous French explorer ‘Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza.’
They are found in central African wetlands in the areas of Uganda, Sudan, Central African Republic, Angola Kenya, Gabon, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, and Cameroon. The most exciting fact is that both females and males carry food in their cheek pouches when they go for hunting.
5. Savannah Cat – $15,000
Savannah cats are a wild cat with cheetah type looks. These magical creatures are hybrid between a domestic and serval cat. Unlike other cats, they have tall and slim bodies. They usually have big pointed ears and black golden or silver smoke coat. They are also playful and friendlier with humans.
The most interesting fact is that they love playing in the water. For the pet owner, the best part is that savannah’s coat is easy to comb. Since 2006, they have held Guinness book world record for the tallest domestic cats in the world.
6. Sir Lancelot Encore – $16,000,000
Edgar and Nina could not bear to live without their beloved ‘Labrador,’ so they decided to clone their pet dog after his sudden death of cancer. The couple paid $155,000 to bring their dog back. He became the world’s first commercially cloned dog in the year 2009. Lancet is now a father of a couple of litters of his own.
7. Tibetan Mastiff – $582,000
‘Tibetan mastiff’ is one of the world’s largest dog breeds. They are same as the dog version of a fearless lion. They were initially guarded dogs trained to protect palaces, monasteries, and livestock. These animals are rare because they have an athletic body, massive, and powerful. The most expensive one was sold for $1.5 million in the year 2011.
8. White Lion Cubs – $140,000
White lion breed is a rare mutation of African lion that resides in the Timbavati area in South Africa. They are uncommon because they are born only if both parents have a recessive mutation in a gene that makes colored pigments. This breed was first spotted in the year 1838, and they were back since then.
9. Stag Beetle – $89,000
Stag beetles are one of the most costly pets in the world. They are a group of near about 1,200 species of beetles in the family Lucanidae. Lucanus Cervus subgroup is the largest terrestrial species in Europe. Few species grow up to 12 centimeters, but most of them are about 5 centimeters. These insects usually prefer to live in damp regions with a lot of rotting leaves and wood.
They have an estimated life of seven years. Just note that male stag beetles can be quickly recognized by a big jaw. However, females are tough to spot. Its mandibles and antlers are an interesting fact that makes them worth the amount. The most expensive beetle in the world was sold in Japan to an insect shop located in Tokyo (Japan) for $89 K. Sadly, these beetles are a star in an illicit market of fighter deer. Many people usually love to watch the beetle fight to death and bet thousands of dollars for the winner.
10. Hyacinth Macaw – $14,000
Hyacinth macaw is the most beautiful of macaw family. It’s also the largest of all parrots. This parrot is native to eastern and central South America. You can spot them in the regions of Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. They are known for their big size and cobalt-blue color. It’s perfect for someone who can afford to spend a hefty price tag.
11. Palm Cockatoo – $16,000
Palm cockatoo is one of the unique parrots you can meet. They will leave you speechless with their alluring look. They are known for their long beak, gorgeous crest, and red cheek patch that changes color when it gets excited. It’s a sociable bird in comparison to other cockatoos. Its size and personality make it the most suitable for bird owners.
12. Arabian Horse – $100,000
An Arabian horse is a royal horse in the world. He has an ideal athletic body, high tail, gorgeous arched back, and chiseled neck.
13. Lavender Albino Ball Python – $40,000
Lavender albino ball python is the world most expensive snakes in the world. Same as white lions, they are a product of recessive genes. Their piercing red eyes and yellow spots make them most gorgeous snakes. Although they might look frightening, they are ideal as pets. This python is Native of Africa but is rare. It dines exclusively on rodents and eats only once in a week or two.
14. Toucan – $5,000 to 10,000
Toucan is a majestic bird found in the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Southern Mexico. The name was derived from the Portuguese word ‘Tupi Tucana.’ They are known for their big and colorful bills. There are near about 40 different species of Tucan. They are usually being sold for the minimum price of $5,000 but can go up to $10,000.
15. Lowchens – $8,000
Lowchens are small long hairy dogs that are famous since the renaissance. They are gentle and peaceful with everyone. These fearless dogs are rare and can cost you up to $5,000 to $8,000. They can protect themselves and their family. Just note that adult lowchens weigh near about 4 to 8 kilogram and have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
16. Samoyed – $1,500
Samoyed is a breed of large herding dog that has a thick white double-layered coat. It takes its name from Samoyedic people of Siberia. They cost near about $1,500. These dogs were initially bred to hunt, herd reindeer, and haul sledge. They are friendly and gentle, so they make perfect pets.
17. Cap – $20,000
Cap is a young sheepdog that has been sold for an amazing price to a sheep farmer from Northern Ireland at an auction. And he continued to be used as a work dog.
18. Cato – $41,435
Cato is a Bengal cat who was brought by a lady named Cindy Jackson in London for $41,435. These cats are also famous among famous stars, athletes, musicians, and even monarchs. They are one of the most costly breeds alongside Savannah cats.
19. Deveronvale Perfection – $300,000
Deveronvale Perfection is a Scottish ram. He was bred by high-technology embryo transfer. He is the son of a famous well-bred lamb named as Kelso Oxygen. This record breaking sheep was sold for $300,000 in the year 2009. Breeder Jimmy Douglas of Aberdeenshire brought it.
20. Blue Fin Tuna – $736,000
754 pound blue fin tuna was a big catch that was sold for $736,000. It is native to both Eastern and Western Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean Sea. Sushi eaters mainly crave this fish for its red flesh.