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The World’s Priciest Animals

Everything in this world has a price tag, even animals. Some, however, are priced way more than others, costing millions of dollars. If you are curious which animals those are, have a look at our list:

10. Toucan

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This bird got its name from the extinct Brazilian Tupi language – the word “Tukana”. These gorgeous and magnificent animals are found in multiple areas like South America, southern Mexico and the Caribbean. Their popularity and fame are due to their big exotically colored beak. Their feathers are most often black with white, yellow and red shades. They cost from 5 to 10 thousand dollars.

9. De Brazza Monkey

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Frequently called the swamp monkey, this animal habituates the Central Africa region. These monkeys got their name from the French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. They make it very hard to find them, as they have great camouflaging skills. Their lifespan is around 20 years. The prices range from 7 to 10 thousand dollars.

8. Hyacinth Macaw

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This macaw, along with taking the first spot for bird prices, also is the largest in the category of flying parrots. They habituate South America, most prominently central and eastern parts of the region. Unfortunately, their numbers have reduced dramatically, considering their rising popularity. This bird possesses a strong beak which it uses for eating hard foods like seeds. You can get one for a whopping 14 thousand dollars.

7. Palm Cockatoo

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Palm cockatoo is famous for its black-grey feathers and a prominent red mark on its head. Cockatoo is capable of reaching a height of around 60cm and can weigh over a kilogram. The bird has a big comb on its head and a very large beak. It is priced at 16 thousand dollars.

6. Stag beetle

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The stag beetle is a very remarkable species of bugs, which is why it costs so much. It has the characteristic big red tusks on its head. This type of beetle is incredibly uncommon and its population size is unknown. One specimen costs 89 thousand dollars.

5. White Lion Cubs

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This species of lions are incredibly rare, which is why their cubs are so expensive. They are only found in special reserves – places in which they are closely observed to save them from extinction. There are just 300 of them left, and they are spread around multiple reserves around the world. Their price? 139 thousand dollars.

4. Sir Lancelot Labrador

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The story of this dog is very peculiar, which explains his price – a couple from Florida decided to clone their dog who passed away in 2008, and that is how Sir Lancelot the Labrador came into existence. The pair has invested a sum of 155k dollars in the cloning.

3. Tibetan Mastiff

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This is by far one of the most expensive and the biggest breeds you can purchase. The record for a Mastiff is a height of 83 cm and a weight of 70 kilograms. They come in a variety of colors, including red, brown, black and grey, and they cost half a million dollars – 582k, to be exact.

2. Miss Missy

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Think about an animal with a price of more than a million dollars. A cow surely doesn’t cross your mind, right? Well, Miss Missy is the world’s priciest cow. After winning multiple competitions she became one of the world’s most famous animals. Thanks to that, she is also the second priciest animal in the world, at a price tag of 1.2 million dollars.

1. Green Monkey

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You are probably imagining a monkey in the exotic green hues, right? Well, wrong. The first place actually goes to a horse called Green Monkey. Due to its bloodline and champion ancestry, this horse has reached an astonishing price of over 16 million dollars in an auction after being listed on popular equine marketplace HorseClicks. However, Green cannot be praised for his astounding running skills, as he has never won a horse race. He retired in 2008.


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