I don’t know about you, but pets can be expensive, even a normal dog or cat can add some series weight to your monthly expenses. Now, if you’re looking for something a little more exotic, then make sure you’re prepared for what follows, as owning one of these expensive pets will cost you an arm or leg. Here’s a list of the 6 most expensive Pets in the world.
De Brazza’s Monkey -$12,000
Named after the Italian-French explorer, Pietro Savorgnan di Brazza, this odd looking monkey will leave a substantial hole in your pocket if you decide to purchase one. It is one of the oldest monkey species in the world and is mostly found in African forests.
It’s pretty easy to identify, as it has an orange-coloured crest on its forehead and a white beard. You’ll need to check if you can legally keep one in your country, as they’re illegal to keep in most places. Also, set aside some cash to take care it each month, as they can be quite expensive.
Red Pure Bred Tibetan Mastiff – $582,000
One of the most expensive dogs in the world, The Tibetan Mastiff is extremely rare. Because of this, the price for one is insane. Usually, on average the pure bred Tibetan Mastiff sells for approximately $582,000, however, in 2011 the last rare Tibetan Mastiff sold for $1.5 million. Originally bred to be guard dogs, they’ve since been crossbred with other dogs and make a great pet if you can afford to buy one.
Green Monkey – Thoroughbred Racehorse – $16 Million
Why is he so darn expensive? Well, it has something to do with his incredible speed, running a mile in just under 9.8 seconds in his first ever race. He was also fathered by another thoroughbred American racehorse, Forestry. So, a combination of his impressive speed and perfect genetics made him one of the most highly sort after horses in the equestrian world. He was auctioned for $16 million in 2009!
Savannah Cat – $20,000
The Savannah cat is one of the most beautiful animals to look at. It’s a hybrid between a normal domestic cat and an African Serval. They’re tall and slender and are unlike many other cats. Extremely friendly and playful, they love playing in the water and can easily entertain themselves. After the initial purchase price, it costs around $500 to $1000 a month to look after a Savannah Cat.
White Lion Cubs – $140,000
If you thought owning a tiger or a lion would be cool, then how about a “White” Lion. First spotted in 1938 in South Africa, these lions are the result of a rare colour mutation. It is believed that the mutation is due to recessive genes in both parents. After you’ve dropped $140,000 on one cub, you’re probably going to need to buy another, as they prefer not to be alone.
Miss Missy – Cow – $1.2 Million
Miss Missy is a world-famous Holstein Cow, that sold for $1.2 million in 2009. Her price comes from her popularity and success, as she’s won several major titles and produces 50% more milk than a standard cow. She might not be as playful and loving as some of the other most expensive pets we’ve mentioned, but she sure is one of a kind!