Say What? Someone Just Spent $1.4 Million To Buy A Pigeon Named Armando!

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Animals
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A racing pigeon considered one of the best ever was sold at an auction for a record $1.4 million.

According to, a pigeon-racing website based in Belgium which managed the auction, the pigeon named Armando grabbed the record-breaking amount after a bidding war ensued between two Chinese buyers.

On Sunday morning, the auction for Armando reached roughly $603,000 before jumping to the final $1.4 million mark in an hour.

The previous record for a single pigeon was about $427,000, said PIPA. PIPA said Armando is considered Belgium's best long distance bird of all time.

The Guardian reports Armando has been described as "the Lewis Hamilton of pigeons," an homage to the Formula 1 race car driver.

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