# How heavy is 3,000 kilograms?

It's about one-and-one-tenth times as heavy as The Tongue of a Blue Whale
The weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale is about 2,700 kilograms.
The tongue of a Blue Whale can weigh up to 2,700 kilograms. 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 four-fifths as heavy as a Hippopotamus
The weight of a Hippopotamus is about 3,800 kilograms.
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 3,000 to 4,500 kg. 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-and-two-fifths times as heavy as a Rhinoceros
The weight of a Rhinoceros is about 2,100 kilograms.
(for Black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis) (Adult, male)
An adult black rhinoceros weighs between 1,400 and 2,800 kg. 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-a-half times as heavy as a Giraffe
The weight of a Giraffe is about 1,930 kilograms.
(Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) (adult, male, maximum of range)
An adult, male giraffe can weigh up to 1,930 kg. 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-four-fifths times as heavy as a Car
The weight of a Car is about 1,652 kilograms.
(for 2009 Ford Taurus) (curb weight)
A 2009 Ford Taurus weighs 1,652 kg. The first mass-produced car, the Curved Dash Oldsmobile — introduced in 1901 — weighed just 386 kg.
It's about half as heavy as an Elephant
The weight of an Elephant is about 6,100 kilograms.
(for African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana) (Adult, bull)
A bull African bush elephant weighs about 6,100 kg. 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 4,000 kg
It's about one-third as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex
The weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is about 8,800 kilograms.
(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 8,800 kilograms 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 one-fourth as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
The weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is about 11,300 kilograms.
(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 11,300 kg. 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 four-and-a-half times as heavy as a Cow
The weight of a Cow is about 680 kilograms.
(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 680 kg. 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 six times as heavy as a Grizzly Bear
The weight of a Grizzly Bear is about 521 kilograms.
(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 521 kg. In spite of their tremendous size, grizzly bears can run at speeds of up to 55 kph (34 mph).
It's about six times as heavy as a Polar Bear
The weight of a Polar Bear is about 516 kilograms.
An adult, male polar bear weighs between 352 and 680 kg. 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 six-and-a-half times as heavy as a Grand Piano
The weight of a Grand Piano is about 450 kilograms.
(for Steinway & Sons, Model D Concert Grand Piano)
A Grand Piano, of the kind used for concert performances in large music halls, weighs 450 kg. Well-made pianos such as this may last 75 to 100 years.
It's about seven times as heavy as a Horse
The weight of a Horse is about 420 kilograms.