I have a list of exotic animals used for small leather goods. Stingray Crocodile / Alligator Kangaroo Ostrich I wanted to know from this list, which exotic would last me years. A high quality wallet made of croc/gator would cost me somewhere around $750 to $1500 depending on whether I them gator/croc interior/exterior. As for the other exotics animals listed, it won't cost as much as gator/crocodile. I read somewhere that exotic stingray leather is resistant to water, fire, puncture, tearing, scuffs, and abrasion. Its a tough decision for me only because I don't plan to buy another wallet but only if I lose it which I doubt because I never lost my wallet in my entire life. Of course, I'll have a hole punctured in my wallet so i'll have it leashed onto me at all times. I became accustomed to having my wallet in my front pockets due to paranoia that may cause serious back problems if I kept my wallet in my back pocket. This wallet will have sentimental value. Please share your opinions, thanks.