Updated July 25, 2019 08:02:48 The first auction has been launched for the horse known as Mr. Henry from an auction house in the US known as the Horse House in the UK.
The sale was announced this week at a London press conference hosted by the American Horse Museum.
It is the first of its kind and comes after the auction of an African lion in 2012, a Chinese black rhino in 2014, and a horse named Mr. George.
“This auction will provide an unprecedented opportunity to bring attention to a rare animal in this country and the world,” said James R. Martin, president and CEO of the American and British Horse Associations, which manages the auction.
Mr. Rima was sold at a private home in Los Angeles in the 1980s and had a rough life, according to the museum.
It took the Horse Museum two years to track him down and found his grave in a Los Angeles cemetery, according the museum’s statement.
Mr, Henry, who spent more than a quarter-century at the Horsehouse, was found to have severe arthritis, according a statement from the museum that said the horse was in poor health and would need more veterinary care.
It said it hopes to have the horse up for auction at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on June 11.
Mr Henry is one of more than 1,000 African horses that have been sold for parts, according, to the Horse Houses website.
The horse was bought in 2004 for $2.5 million by a Canadian buyer and brought to the US in 2005 to be kept as a breeding horse.
It was used as a pet by a young boy, according Tobermory, Kentucky, resident George H. “He would just take the saddle, take the reins and go,” George’s son George Hurd, 40, told the Associated Press.
“I never really saw him in person, but he was always on the road.”
The horse, a member of the African black rhinoceros, is considered by some to be the world’s most endangered species.
A recent census showed that fewer than 1% of African rhinos have survived.
The country of Uganda has been working to reintroduce some of the animals into the wild, and is planning to do the same for Mr. Hurd.
“We hope that the auction will raise awareness of Mr. and the work that has been done to bring this horse to the world and help us keep it safe and healthy,” the Horse Horse Association said in a statement.
“Mr. Henry was born in Uganda and has had a very hard life and will be missed by many.”