The price of the exotic animals for sale on the black market is based upon publicly available information. The costs to buy the animals and wildlife was collected from conservation projects, wildlife charities and news reports. The exotic animals were bought for a variety of reasons, such as for medical purposes to keeping the animal as an exotic pet. The sale price is listed in US Dollars.

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Prices of Exotic Animals and Wildlife

  1. Abalone$52 per kilogram
  2. African Grey Parrot$2,000
  3. Arowana Fish$20,000
  4. Australian Lizard$7,500
  5. Baby Elephant in Thailand$7,000
  6. Bear – Complete $4,500 in Taiwan
  7. Bear Bile$200,000 per pound
  8. Bear Paws$50 for set of 4
  9. Black Cockatoo$31,000 in Australia
  10. Butterfly (Queen Alexandra)$8,195
  11. Chimpanzee (Live)$50
  12. Clouded Leopard$5,700 in China
  13. Dog Meat$29 in Vietnam
  14. Elephant$28,200
  15. Elephant Tusk$1,800 in Vietnam
  16. Frog Legs$11 for a dozen pairs in France
  17. Geckos from New Zealand$1,300 in Europe
  18. Geckos in the Philippines$2,300
  19. Gila Monster$1,500
  20. Gorillas$400,000
  21. Iguanas$10,600
  22. Ivory$850 per kilo in Asia
  23. Ivory with Carvings$3,000 per kilo
  24. Komodo Dragon$30,000

  1. Leopard$5,000
  2. Leopard Tortoise$403
  3. Monkey in Europe$123
  4. Monkey in Thailand$55
  5. Orangutan$45,000
  6. Owl$250 in India
  7. Pangolin$1,000
  8. Pangolin – Meat$300 per kilogram
  9. Pangolin – Scales$3,000 per kilogram
  10. Panther$5,000
  11. Ploughshare Tortoise$4,000
  12. Polar Bear Skin$7,760 to $9,930
  13. Puppies trafficked from Ireland$255 to $1,275 in the UK.
  14. Rhino Horn Dagger$14,000
  15. Rhino Horns$65,000 per kilogram
  16. Rhino Horns (Crushed for medicine powder)$10 in Vietnam
  17. Shark Fins$100 per kilogram
  18. Sloths$30 in Colombia
  19. Snake Venom$215,175 per liter
  20. Snakes (Banded kraits)$2,190 in India
  21. Snow Leopard Pelt$1,000 in Afghanistan
  22. Spotted Salamander$103 on the Internet
  23. Tiger (Dead)$5,000
  24. Tiger (Live)$50,000
  25. Tiger – Baby$3,200
  26. Tiger Bone$2,000
  27. Tiger Bone Wine$88
  28. Tiger Penis$1,300
  29. Tiger Remains$70,000 in China
  30. Tiger Skin$35,000
  31. Tortoises$10,000 in Madagascar
  32. Totoaba Fish – Bladder$200,000 in China
  33. Turtle – Chinese Golden Coin$20,000
  34. Turtle Eggs$1 in Costa Rica

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