It’s a dummy used to simulate animals and is used as a model for a human who can’t make a living selling live animals.
That means it would be used to play with and teach small children how to speak human language.
At first, the price was just a figure for how much the dummy cost. Then they got some advice from people who had done similar business with animals and realised that there was an economic benefit.
But how can we sell an item for less than what it actually costs us to buy it?
How did the dummy start out?
John Martin, a former animal handler with a local farm, brought it to New Zealand in 2007.
The company that imported it was selling it locally and were happy to make the investment.
“We thought how can we put a dummy here that is so well costed, and then also cost as well as sell it here,” Mr Martin said.
John Martin and his company have sold more than 100 dummy animals in their Auckland business to people around the world.
What’s the difference between a horse, a puppy or an elephant?
Tiny, baby animals are typically bought as a pet for about $100 to $150. They are used as playthings and then sold to buyers who want animals of larger sizes.
They are then used as a breeding plant or for breeding stock.
There are other products designed to breed animals. This includes the elephant and puppy.
These animals are kept in tiny cages until they are about eight months old.
Elephants live on average 40 years and can produce about 25 babies over that period.
Selling a foal as a pet for much less than a human is not uncommon in Australia and New Zealand.
But it is still unusual to charge so much for an item as a human and there are a number of reasons.
The first is that people want their animals to be treated with respect.
“These are animals that were raised on farms and they are not just animals you can just come and pick them up and put them on your lap,” Mr Martin explained.
Many of the animals are trained to eat well in captivity before being sold.
And while they may sometimes look like humans, they are really not.
“They can be really sick and in pain or they may not be able to