World’s Most Expensive Animals Set the Record of Unbelievable Price Value

The ‘world’s most expensive animals’ does sound astounding, but in reality, it is more complex than it appears at first. Ranking any living animal by attached financial value might be a little distasteful for some, but few places like the pet markets, breeding farms, livestock auctions, and horse-racings will tell you otherwise. The price certain people are willing to pay to own a particular animal is often jaw-dropping. Creating history and legacy, several auctions, agricultural farms, and racing arenas bear the proof. The select club of Earth’s most valuable animals enlists these living wonder specimens.

Double Diamond

Some of the most mind-boggling numbers in money can be found in the world of agriculture, where trading of farming animals is most common. There is a unique lamb in the UK, called ‘Double Diamond’, which has valuable genetics, literally! A particularly impressive one, he is an example of a Texel Lamb, a rare breed originating from a small coastal island of the Netherlands. In late 2020, a consortium of farmers bought him for a whopping 350,000 guineas. While converted, that is £367,500 ($490,500/€411,300), an obscene amount to get a lamb’s genetics!

Big Dave

Big Dave is an award-winning Muscovy Drake, bred by owner Graham Hicks. According to Janice Houghton-Wallace, another breeder and secretary of the Turkey Club UK, Big Dave is truly a ‘big character’ with a nice temperament and beautiful poise. When Hicks was reluctantly selling Dave ahead of his retirement, aspirations were high from overseas breeders to acquire the bird for his potential bloodline. But Houghton-Wallace assembled a syndicate and bought the duck with a record-setting bid of £1,500 ($2,070/€1,760), only to give it back to her friend Hicks, as a surprise retirement gift!

大飞溅

除了专业的饲养领域外,个人的奇思妙想也可以创造动物交易的记录。最引人注目的是一条价值100万美元的藏獒狗,售价1000万人民币,约合110万英镑(155万美元/130万欧元)。这位中国商人花了有史以来最高的钱买了一条狗,并成功地将他的宠物打造成了中国的身份象征。