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Top 10 Most Expensive Animals in the World


Planet earth is full of beautiful birds, animals, and insects. Though you may be scared of some wild animals like tiger and lion, there are also some that are friendly and you can adopt like cats and dogs. Even birds like canaries and parrots are also commonly adopted. You may have spent a maximum of few hundred dollars while adopting a pet and that is any way the maximum you can afford. But, there are many animals in the world that are so expensive that will leave your mouth open.

Here is a list of 10 most expensive animals and birds in the world

This list of most expensive animals includes dog, cat, cow, horse and even a Stag Beetle. Let’s waste no time and find out about 10 such animals and birds that are the most expensive ones that mankind knows about.

10. Green Monkey – $16,000,000

Green Monkey (Image: horsecollborative)

Do not get misled by its name, Green monkeys belong to no family of monkey, but are, in fact, a very costly type of horse. If you can afford one like this it means you are very rich. The horse is very rare and it bears such a high price tag because of its beauty and speed. It is usually used for horse races and has managed to be a winner many times. Just that it comes with a high price tag, $16,000,000. You may also like to see world’s ten most beautiful horses.

9. De Brazza’s Monkey – $7,000 – $10,000

De Brazza’s Monkey most expensive animals
De Brazza’s Monkey (flickr.com)

Also known as swamp monkeys, De Brazza’s Monkeys are found in the wetlands of Central Africa. It is from Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, a French explorer that these monkeys get their name. They have amazing and inherent hiding ability and thus it is really hard to locate them. They live for about 22 years and have a huge price tag ranging between $7,000 and $10,000.

8. Savannah Cat – $25,000

Savannah Cat (imgur)

Okay, so you love both a dog and a cat but can adopt just one. Since both are so different in nature it will be difficult to decide which one will be better. However, if you opt for a Savannah cat then things become easier. This cat is beautiful and unique and you will have to pay $25,000 if you want to adopt it. Surely, it is a big amount and you can do so much with it, but it is the only way you can fulfill your dream of owning both a cat and a dog. This beautiful cat is not afraid of dogs, and in fact, it is known for being ‘dog-like’ and can be said to be a dog in a cat’s skin. It is so highly priced because of the problems in breeding it.

7. Missy – $1,200,000

The Cow Missy Missy (Image: strongestinworld)

Missy is a cow but not an ordinary one and this is why you need to pay $1,200,000 if you want to own one. It has got such a great speed that it has managed to win many championships. Miss Missy has won the title of Western Fall National Show North America’s Grand Champion. This is one of the most popular animal shows in the whole world. Since she was a champion there, so many were interested in buying her, and she got adopted for $1,200,000. Of course, she also holds the record for the most expensive cow ever to be sold. Also, with this price she’s one of the most expensive animals ever.

6. Sir Lancelot Encore – $155,000

Sir Lancelot Encore: world’s first cloned dog (Image: lumeanimalelor)

Nino and Edgar Otto loved their dog more than words can describe. This is why when they lost their beloved pet called Sir Lancelot in 2008 due to cancer they decided to opt for a dog-cloning procedure. The result of the process is Sir Lancelot Encore, a yellow Labrador worth $155,000. He made the couple the winners of a Bio-arts auction in San Francisco. See also; 10 of the world’s unique dog breeds.

5. Tibetan Mastiff – $582,000

Tibetan Mastiff, a dog which looks like a lion (Image: 101breeds)

This is one of the most expensive and adorable dogs ever to be sold in this world. You are sure to fall in love with this dog at the very first sight. It is very rare and belongs to the largest breed of dogs on this planet. This is also the reason why a Tibetan Mastiff is also the costliest dog, worth $582,000. This dog breed is over 32 inches tall and weighs more than 50 lbs. A pure white Tibetan Mastiff is even rarer to find.

4. The White Lion Cubs – $138,000

White Lion Cubs (Image: latimes)

The white lion cubs come from a very rare breed of lions. Though white lions can be found, they are extremely rare and seen only in the South African wildlife reserve. They are not yet considered a separate subspecies, and it was thus declared that they are homegrown to the Timbavati region of South Africa. According to the Global White Lion Protection Trust, just 300 white lions exist on this planet. This is why the cubs are worth a huge amount, $138,000. They’re one of the most expensive animals on earth.

3. Stag Beetle – $89,000

Stag Beetle (thetimes.co.uk)

A stag beetle is one of the smallest creatures to exist on earth with such a huge price tag. It is one of the strangest and rarest species in the whole world. It belongs to the Lucanide family that has 1200 classes of insects. This stag beetle is 2-3 inches, which makes it quite long. Its antlers and red curling mandibles protrude from its black head, and this makes it appear very unique. One stag beetle was brought to a retailer which was over 3 inches, and the breeder was able to sell it for a big price, $89,000.

2. Hyacinth Macaw – $14, 000

Hyacinth Macaw (gettyimages)

This Macaw, native to eastern and central South America, is the largest Macaw and also the biggest flying parrot in this planet. It has a strong beak to eat its natural food, which includes seeds and kernel of hard nuts. Using their strong beaks they can even crack coconuts, macadamia nuts, and Brazil nut pods. Together with being one of the biggest birds they also are the costliest, worth $14, 000.

1. Palm Cockatoo – $16,000

close-up of a palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus)
Palm Cockatoo (Image: icytales)

The Goliath Cockatoo or Palm Cockatoo is a big black parrot with red visible spots and is a part of the cockatoo family. This bird is the sole member of the bird’s monotypic species called Probosciger and associate family. It is about 55 to 60 cm tall and weighs about 910-2,100 grams. This parrot not only looks unique but also comes with a unique bill, $16,000.

These animals certainly are beautiful, unique, and expensive. If you are an animal lover, and a lover of species and breeds that are distinctive, and have loads of money to spend, then you may consider adopting one of these most expensive animals.