African Grey Parrots are really cool, but if I got one it would definitely outlive me and be loud as fuck. And I don’t think there are any non-domesticated animals out there that I’m like, clamoring to deal with. I’ve seen too many episodes of Fatal Attractions on Animal Planet to think that owning a hyena would be anything but a nightmare.
If money were no object, it’d be cool to have a room with a planetarium-style dome glass ceiling that was a salt water tank and had some blacklights to set off some jellyfish. Just hang out in the jelly room. Turn off the lights and ruminate.