New Kim: Belgian racing pigeon sold for N729 million

New Kim: Belgian racing pigeon sold for N729 million

- Pigeon racing is a popular sport in Belgium and those breeding the bird are now smiling to the bank as millions of euros are spent to acquire a single pigeon during auction

- A two-year-old racing pigeon has just been sold for a record price of 1.6 million euros (N729,479,670.40)

- The pigeon identified as New Kim was sold to a Chinese at an auction that ended on Sunday, November 15

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A two-year-old Belgian racing pigeon identified as New Kim has been auctioned for 1.6 million euros (N729,479,670.40).

A wealthy Chinese pigeon racing fan and collector was said to have bought the bird at an auction that ended on Sunday, November 15, The Indian Express reports.

The head of the Belgian pigeon federation, Pascal Bodengien, told The Associated Press:

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“Everybody is interested in our pigeons."

While Bodengien welcomed the development that a pigeon could be sold for 1.6 million euros, he warned those that may be interested in going into the sport because of the financial gain to think twice.

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New Kim: Belgian racing pigeon sold for N729 million
New Kim was sold for whooping N729 million on Sunday, November 15. Photo credit: TNT, Reuters
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He said:

“Anybody thinking about getting into our sport to get money out of it had better think again and move to another sport."

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In other news, previously reported that a sheep in Scotland was sold at a staggering N190 million after a highly competitive auction.

The sheep called Double Diamond was sold on Thursday, August 27, at the Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark.

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Bidders engaged in a fierce competition for the better part of Thursday with each trying to secure ownership of the coveted sheep.

The money was raised by three bidders who collaborated to win the competition and take the sheep home.

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