# How heavy is 4,600 pounds?

It's about as heavy as a Rhinoceros
The weight of a Rhinoceros is about 4,600 pounds.
(for Black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis) (Adult, male)
An adult black rhinoceros weighs between 4,600 pounds. Rhinoceros are extremely aggressive — nearly one of every two males will die as a result of fighting with other rhinoceros.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as heavy as a Giraffe
The weight of a Giraffe is about 4,250 pounds.
(Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) (adult, male, maximum of range)
An adult, male giraffe can weigh up to 4,250 pounds. Reaching 5.5 m (18 ft) in height by adulthood, giraffe calves can grow as much as 3 cm (1 in) per day.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as heavy as a Car
The weight of a Car is about 3,642 pounds.
(for 2009 Ford Taurus) (curb weight)
A 2009 Ford Taurus weighs 3,642 pounds. The first mass-produced car, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — introduced in 1901 — weighed just 851 pounds.
It's about three-fourths as heavy as The Tongue of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale is about 6,000 pounds.
The tongue of a Blue Whale can weigh up to 6,000 pounds. Despite their tremendous size, blue whales feed almost exclusively on tiny crustaceans called krill and cannot swallow anything much larger than a beach ball.
It's about half as heavy as a Hippopotamus
The weight of a Hippopotamus is about 8,400 pounds.
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 8,300 pounds. Appearances to the contrary, adult hippos cannot swim or float in water; they actually move by leaping and walking across lake bottoms at about 8 kph (5 mph).
It's about one-third as heavy as an Elephant
The weight of an Elephant is about 13,000 pounds.
(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
A bull African bush elephant weighs about 13,000 pounds. Among African elephants, both males and females have tusks (whereas female Asian elephants, Elephas maximus, do not have tusks) which can grow to 3 m (10 ft) and typically weigh about 8,800 pounds
It's about three times as heavy as a Cow
The weight of a Cow is about 1,500 pounds.
(for Holstein, a.k.a. Holstein Friesian, a.k.a. Friesian, Bos primigenius) (adult, heifer)
A mature Holstein cow (the well-known black-and-white, spotted breed of cow) typically weighs 1,500 pounds. President William Howard Taft (1909 - 1913) kept a Holstein cow named Pauline Wayne on the White House grounds — a gift from a Wisconsin senator and the source of the First Family's milk.
It's about four times as heavy as a Grizzly Bear
The weight of a Grizzly Bear is about 1,150 pounds.
(a.k.a. brown bear, a.k.a. silver bear, Ursus arctos horribilis) (Adult, male, coastal area population average)
An adult, male grizzly bear from a coastal area (where food is plentiful) can weigh up to 1,150 pounds. In spite of their tremendous size, grizzly bears can run at speeds of up to 55 kph (34 mph).
It's about four times as heavy as a Polar Bear
The weight of a Polar Bear is about 1,140 pounds.
An adult, male polar bear weighs between 1,140 pounds. Polar bears are so heavily insulated by their 9.9 cm (3.9 in) layer of blubber that they are often difficult to detect using infrared photography sensors.
It's about one-fourth as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex
The weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is about 19,400 pounds.
(for FMNH PR 2081, a.k.a. "Sue") (a.k.a. Tyrannosaurus, a.k.a. T-Rex) (estimated live weight)
The notable Tyrannosaurus specimen housed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, "Sue," is estimated to have weighed about 19,400 pounds while alive. A renowned predator in popular culture, the teeth of tyrannosaurus rex were up to 33.02 cm (13 in) long.
It's about four-and-a-half times as heavy as a Grand Piano
The weight of a Grand Piano is about 990 pounds.
(for Steinway & Sons, Model D Concert Grand Piano)
A Grand Piano, of the kind used for concert performances in large music halls, weighs 990 pounds. Well-made pianos such as this may last 75 to 100 years.
It's about five times as heavy as a Horse
The weight of a Horse is about 930 pounds.
n Arabian riding horse (or similar breed) weighs between 930 pounds. During races, horses must carry jockeys and their equipment, which in the Kentucky Derby, for example, can weigh up to 120 pounds.
It's about one-fifth as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
The weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is about 24,900 pounds.
(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 24,900 pounds. The anchor of the QE2 now sits in front of the Holyrood Church in Southampton, England, United Kingdom, along a pedestrian tourist route known as "the QE2 mile."
It's about eight-and-a-half times as heavy as a Pig
The weight of a Pig is about 550 pounds.
(Domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, a.k.a. S. domesticus) (adult)
Domestic pigs weigh between 550 pounds. The titular character "Babe the pig" in the 1995 family film was played by 48 different American Yorkshire piglets due to the length of filming and the rate at which piglets reach adulthood.
It's about nine times as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow
The weight of a cubic meter of Snow is about 510 pounds.
(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
One cubic meter of freshly fallen snow under standard conditions weighs an average of 510 pounds. Assembled in 2008, the world record largest snowman was constructed of 13,000,000 pounds of snow and stood 37.21 m (122.1 ft) tall.

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