A two-year-old racing pigeon has been sold for 1.6 million euros approximately 730million Nigeria currency.
Reports said that an unidentified Chinese buyer on Sunday paid a world record 1.6 million euros for a female homing pigeon called New Kim.
According to online auctioneers Pigeon Paradise (PIPA), the sale beat the 1.25 million euros paid for male pigeon Armando last year.
“I believe it’s a world record, there has never been an officially documented sale at such a price,” PIPA chairman Nikolaas Gyselbrecht told AFP.
“I didn’t think we could reach that amount,” he added.
New Kim, a well-bred two-ear-old from a renowned Antwerp loft, was put up for auction at just 200 euros.
New Kim won the 2018 crown as “Ace Pigeon Grand National Middle Distance” in competitions held at Chateauroux and Argenton-sur-Creuse in France.
Top European birds have won global fame in recent years and particularly in China where pigeon racing can generate huge winnings.
New Kim was trained by father and son Gaston and Kurt Van De Wouwer at their world-class loft in Berlaar, near Antwerp. They sold their entire “collection” of pigeons on Sunday.