Did you know pigeon racing was a thing? Because it is and apparently they can travel over 60 mph for lengthy periods at a time.
Armando is considered to be “one of the best ever.” In fact, this bird is the number one racing pigeon in Belgium and has been called “the Lewis Hamilton of pigeons.” And at a recent auction, he was sold for a record breaking $1.4 million. According to the Indy Star, that over double the previous record.
Meanwhile in Belgium…1.252.000 euro for a pigeon. https://t.co/RDC5TOaS6M
— Belgian Bun⏮ (@thebelgianbun) March 17, 2019
Two Chinese buyers were in a bidding war to claim Armando. It was expected that he would fetch a lot of money, but no one expected it to be so high.
The prized bird — #Belgian|s best long-distance racer of all time according to those in the know — was snapped up by a Chinese buyer for a princely sum that caused a flutter of excitement among fanciers.#Armando#Pigeon https://t.co/vpyJCiisnX
— The Peninsula (@PeninsulaQatar) March 18, 2019