World's Most Expensive Pigeon Sells for $328K

Chinese tycoon snaps it up for racing

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 1, 2012 6:54 PM CST

(Newser) – Who knew? A pigeon, apparently a very fast pigeon, has sold for a record $328,000, notes the Wall Street Journal. A Chinese tycoon named Hu Zhen Yu bought the Dutch bird in an online auction run by the company Pipa. It will presumably be a rock star in the world of pigeon racing, a sport popular in some parts of Europe that wealthy Chinese have begun pursuing. As the UK's Telegraph notes, that development isn't sitting well with everyone.

This pigeon on a rooftop would go for considerably less than $328,000.
This pigeon on a rooftop would go for considerably less than $328,000.   (Getty Images)
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