17 Most Expensive Animals in the World – Which Can You Afford?

A List of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019. You might be surprised to find the outrageous amount of money animal lovers will be willing to splash on their pets or to acquire one. Today, we have made a list of 17 of the most expensive animals in the world. Can you afford any of these animals?


The list of 17 of the most expensive animals in the world 2019 includes dog, cat, horse, bird, a cow, and even an insect. Don’t be surprised to find out how much these amazing creatures are worth. So, if you’re among the population of humans who love animals more than humans, this is just for you. Here are some of the most expensive animals in the world

Most Expensive Animals in the World

17. Ayam Cemani Chicken

 Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019 (Image Credit: Futuready
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Worth: $2,500

Surprised to find a chicken on the list, I am as well. I guess KFC won’t be interested in this kind of chicken. The Ayam Cemani Chicken is a rare breed of chicken from Indonesia. And one cool and also weird fact about this breed of chicken is that they are all black. From bones to skin, feathers, tongue, everything is black! They are called the Lamborghini of chickens because of their very rare features, and worth as well.

16. Toucan

 Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $8,000

If you’re a bird lover, the toucan is certainly one of the bird species you should be fascinated about. Their dark body with some red spread around their neck and hinds makes them stand out. The Toucans are native to the Carribean region, Northern parts of South America and Southern Mexico. These bird species are able to eat and digest all kinds of nuts due to their long hard beak, that could be dangerous and poisonous to other species of birds.

15. De Brazza’s Monkey

 Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $10,000

Named after an Italian explorer by the name Pietro Savorgnan di Brazza, the De Brazza’s Monkey is one of the oldest monkey species around. The primate is quite a stunner, with its orange-colored crest on its head and a white muzzle from his nose down that makes it look like an old man’s beard.

14. Savannah Cats

 Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $12,000

Cats are some of the most adorable pets to have in your home. They are very playful and can be funny sometimes too. But what actually makes a cat really attractive is their strides, and that of the Savannah cat is something to look at. This cat breed is a cross between a serval and a domestic cat. They’re truly a majestic creature of nature. Their tall, slender, and dainty bodies are unlike that of any other cats breeds. They love to play and are surprisingly not scared of the water. In fact, the love to play in it! [Also Read: 17 Most Polluted Cities in the World]

13. Hyacinth Macaw

 Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $14,000

This species of Macaw can be found in the areas of Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. They are one of the largest species of the Macaw. Their unique colour-design of distinctive bright blue and yellow colour, coupled with their large beaks are some of their outstanding features. [Also Read: 17 Most Beautiful Places in South Africa ]

12. Palm Cockatoo

 Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $16,000

This species of birds make exotic pets for many famous people. They are originally from New Guinea and are also known as the Goliath Cockatoo. The birds are known for their beautiful crest, long beak, and its red cheek patch that changes color when the bird gets excited. So cool right?

11. CC

cc cat

Worth: $50,000

CC is short for Carbon-copy, she is a cloned cat just like Sir Lancelot. But her price tag was more considerably modest than that of Sir Lancelot. She is the first household pet to be cloned. But unlike Sir Lancelot, CC and her predecessor are completely different from each other. [Also Read: Top 17 Richest People in Africa ]

10. Lavender Albino Ball Python

 Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $40,000

Snakes! Not really my ideal kind of pet to keep in the house but, there are some people who believe these animals can be tamed and kept as pets. Anyways, the Lavender Albino Ball Python is a wonderfully bright-colored species of python which is a product of recessive genes. Their yellow markings and red eyes make them one of the most beautiful creatures in the world, as some would believe!

9. Chimpanzees

 Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $60,000

First on our list is the Chimpanzee. They are the only animal species that share 98% of our genetic blueprint and are considered to be our closest relatives. They can live up to 60 years and can be trained to speak as well.

8. Stag Beetle

 Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $89,000

Now, this is where the question of “Who would keep a beetle as a pet?” comes in? And for such a ridiculous amount too! Well, the world and its people just keep getting weirder and weirder by the day. With an estimated life span of 7 years, the Stag beetle is surprisingly a prized possession of many.

7. Arabian Horse

 Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $100,000

Horses are some of the most majestic creatures of nature. Their elegant strides and character make them stand out and the Arabian Horse is a class apart. A royal among horses, this horse has the perfect athletic body for equestrianism. Its chiseled neck, high tail, and a beautifully arched back make him stand out among the others.

6. White Lion Cubs

 Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $140,000

Now, this is what ‘adorable and expensive’ should look like. The Albino lion cubs are super adorable with their all white fur. First spotted in 1938, these breed of lions are very rare. The color mutation was first witnessed among the lions of the Timbavati area and is responsible for the white fur and light eyes of these animals. Like the albino pythons, they are also a product of recessive genes present in both the parents which is responsible for their pristine white color of the cubs.

5. Sir Lancelot Encore

Sir Lancelot Encore
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $155,000

Think the Tibetan Mastiff is expensive, what would you say about Sir Lancelot? Yeah, you still can’t believe the worth of this canine right? You’re not dreaming, this is real. This dog is estimated to be worth $16 Million.

This is why! When Sir Lancelot, the beloved pet labrador of Nina and Edgar Otto passed away suddenly, the couple could not bear the loss. So they had to play god by trying to clone their dead pet(which later turned out successful) but cost them a $155,000. The cloned version of Lancelot was named Lancey and is now a father to a couple of pups. [Also Read: Top 17 Most Beautiful Beaches in the world]

4. Bolt Pigeon

Bolt Pigeon
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $400,000

Pigeons are not really the ideal animal species we expect to make the list because most of them are just roaming the cities, perching on cables, and just dropping poop on the windshields of our cars. But, when an unlucky breeder of this animal species developed a virus and was compelled to sell his stock, one of his birds was sold for a whopping $400,000.

3. Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $582,000

Well, that’s really a huge amount of money to spend on a dog, now is it? I guess to some, they are worth every penny of it. The world’s largest dog breed, the Tibetan Mastiffs are like the dog version of a ferocious lion. Back in the days, these dog breeds were originally guarding dogs, trained to protect livestock, palaces, and monasteries. The true-blooded Tibetan Mastiff is very rare to find, and if found could cost you a fortune. The last one sold back in 2011 cost a jaw-dropping $1.5 million. [Also, Read: Top 17 Most Beautiful Female Celebrities in Nigeria]

2. Miss Missey

Miss Missey

Worth: $1,200,000

Yes, a cow! But not just any cow, Miss Missy belongs to a special breed of cows called the Holstein breeds. Shes’s a show cow with many title winnings to her name and is also a master producer of milk. Want to know how much milk this lady cow can make? Well, she produces 50% more milk than your average cow. Incredible right? [Also Read: Top 17 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies]

1. Green Monkey

Green Monkey
one of the Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019

Worth: $16,000,000

Green monkey is not a monkey. He’s actually a thoroughbred American Racehorse, fathered by another thoroughbred American Racehorse called Forestry. This horse is so fast that the first time he raced, according to a report by CNBC, he covered an eighth of a mile in just 9.8 seconds. More like the Usain Bolt of the horse world. But unfortunately, Green Monkey had suffered an injury which has made him unable to duplicate his speed ever since. [Also Read: 17 Most Expensive Celebrity Houses In The World]

There you have it. Our list of the most expensive animals in the world. Be sure to leave a comment in the comment section if you feel there’s any other animal missing on the list. We sure do hope to hear from you!

Which of these Most Expensive Animals in the World 2019 can you afford? We would love to hear from you!

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David Samuel

David Samuel is the Senior Writer for Porumba. He is a writer, Economist and loves research.

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