Sheep sells for a record $200,000 in an unusual auction that took place in in Kuwait
15 September 2021, 12:00 AM
30 September 2021, 12:00 AM
In a head-turning auction that took place in Kuwait this week, a sheep was sold for over $200,000 (KD60,000), local media reported.
It is yet no clear why the sheep was sold for such a huge amount but footage capturing it is now stirring up quite a controversy online.
A video went viral on social media showing the white sheep with a man standing next to it, who is believed to be its owner, being put up for auction and shouting: “60,000 dinars”.
It is not the first time that such an incident has been reported in Kuwait. Two years ago, a sheep known as Al-Naama of a rare breed in Kuwait was sold for around $130,000, approximately 40,000 Kuwaiti dinars in an auction.
Sheep that are particularly known for good breeding ability usually fetche eyebrow raising sums.
Livestock auctions are very common in Kuwait.
Also in the same year, Kuwait witnessed the sale of the most expensive camel in the world. A camel named Arnoun was sold for 200,000 Kuwaiti dinars ($658,759).