# How heavy is 0.17 tons?

It's about as heavy as a Panda Bear
The weight of a Panda Bear is about 0.170 tons.
(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 0.170 tons. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 0.0071 tons of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about nine-tenths as heavy as a Reindeer
The weight of a Reindeer is about 0.1820 tons.
(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 0.1820 tons. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.

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It's about three-fourths as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is about 0.220 tons.
(for a 2014 specimen)
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 0.220 tons. These hearts pump an estimated 7,100 L (1,875 gal) of blood through the whale's massive body.
It's about two-thirds as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow
The weight of a cubic meter of Snow is about 0.250 tons.
(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
One cubic meter of freshly fallen snow under standard conditions weighs an average of 0.250 tons. Assembled in 2008, the world record largest snowman was constructed of 6,500 tons of snow and stood 37.21 m (122.1 ft) tall.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as a Pig
The weight of a Pig is about 0.280 tons.
(Domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, a.k.a. S. domesticus) (adult)
Domestic pigs weigh between 0.280 tons. 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 one-and-four-fifths times as heavy as a Kangaroo
The weight of a Kangaroo is about 0.094 tons.
(for red kangaroo, Macropus rufus) (adult, male)
An adult, male red kangaroo weighs up to 0.094 tons. Fantastic jumpers, red kangaroos can leap horizontally 9 m (30 ft) and vertically 3 m (9 ft) in a single bound.
It's about two times as heavy as a Beer Keg
The weight of a Beer Keg is about 0.08025 tons.
(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 0.08025 tons when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.
It's about two-fifths as heavy as a Horse
The weight of a Horse is about 0.460 tons.
(Equus ferus caballus) (Arabian, adult)
n Arabian riding horse (or similar breed) weighs between 0.460 tons. During races, horses must carry jockeys and their equipment, which in the Kentucky Derby, for example, can weigh up to 0.06 tons.
It's about one-third as heavy as a Grand Piano
The weight of a Grand Piano is about 0.50 tons.
(for Steinway & Sons, Model D Concert Grand Piano)
A Grand Piano, of the kind used for concert performances in large music halls, weighs 0.50 tons. Well-made pianos such as this may last 75 to 100 years.
It's about three times as heavy as an Octopus
The weight of an Octopus is about 0.055 tons.
(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 0.055 tons. It is the largest octopus species and is known for its considerable intelligence, including the ability to open jars, solve mazes, and mimic other octopuses.
It's about three-tenths as heavy as a Polar Bear
The weight of a Polar Bear is about 0.5690 tons.
(Ursus maritimus) (adult, male)
An adult, male polar bear weighs between 0.5690 tons. 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 three-tenths as heavy as a Grizzly Bear
The weight of a Grizzly Bear is about 0.5740 tons.
(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 0.5740 tons. In spite of their tremendous size, grizzly bears can run at speeds of up to 55 kph (34 mph).
It's about three-and-a-half times as heavy as a Toilet
The weight of a Toilet is about 0.0481 tons.
(KOHLER Round front sitting flush toilet, model #K-11471-0)
The weight of a typical round front sitting flush toilet is 0.0481 tons. The Indian town of Musiri in Tamil Nadu state features the world's only paying toilet, which rewards its users up to 10¢ Indian (10 paisas) per visit and uses the waste for compost and fertilizer.
It's about one-fourth as heavy as a Cow
The weight of a Cow is about 0.750 tons.
(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 0.750 tons. 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 five times as heavy as a Dalmatian
The weight of a Dalmatian is about 0.0325 tons.
(a.k.a. Dalmatinac, a.k.a. Carriage Dog, a.k.a. Spotted Coach Dog, a.k.a. Firehouse Dog) (FCI standard; male)
The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) calls for Dalmatians to weigh between 0.0325 tons. The association of the breed with fire departments (and similarly with Budweiser Beer and its team of Clydesdales) stems from their affinity for horses, having been used historically as carriage dogs capable of guiding horse-drawn fire engines to the sites of blazes.

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