Belgian racing pigeon sold for $1.89 million at auction, sets world record

Belgian racing pigeon sold for $1.89 million at auction, sets world record

A two-year-old Belgian racing pigeon called New Kim set a world record of $1.89 million at an auction, the online auction house said.

Nikolaas Gyselbrecht, CEO and founder of Pipa told Reuters Television said New Kim only raced in 2018, earning the title of the best young bird in Belgium and prompting an early retirement.

Chinese enthusiasm for long-distance racing of homing pigeons has driven prices up sharply.

Gyselbrecht said no other country had such a high concentration of pigeon enthusiasts as Belgium.

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