Exotic Animals for Sale

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
  25. Leopard$5,000
  26. Leopard Tortoise$403
  27. Monkey in Europe$123
  28. Monkey in Thailand$55
  29. Orangutan$45,000
  30. Owl$250 in India
  31. Pangolin$1,000
  32. Pangolin – Meat$300 per kilogram
  33. Pangolin – Scales$3,000 per kilogram
  34. Panther$5,000
  35. Ploughshare Tortoise$4,000
  36. Polar Bear Skin$7,760 to $9,930
  37. Puppies trafficked from Ireland$255 to $1,275 in the UK.
  38. Rhino Horn Dagger$14,000
  39. Rhino Horns$65,000 per kilogram
  40. Rhino Horns (Crushed for medicine powder)$10 in Vietnam
  41. Shark Fins$100 per kilogram
  42. Sloths$30 in Colombia
  43. Snake Venom$215,175 per liter
  44. Snakes (Banded kraits)$2,190 in India
  45. Snow Leopard Pelt$1,000 in Afghanistan
  46. Spotted Salamander$103 on the Internet
  47. Tiger (Dead)$5,000
  48. Tiger (Live)$50,000
  49. Tiger – Baby$3,200
  50. Tiger Bone$2,000
  51. Tiger Bone Wine$88
  52. Tiger Penis$1,300
  53. Tiger Remains$70,000 in China
  54. Tiger Skin$35,000
  55. Tortoises$10,000 in Madagascar
  56. Totoaba Fish – Bladder$200,000 in China
  57. Turtle – Chinese Golden Coin$20,000
  58. Turtle Eggs$1 in Costa Rica

See additional information about illegal wildlife trade.