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How heavy is 18,000 shekels ( שקלים)?

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It's about as heavy as a Panda Bear
(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 18,000 shekels ( שקלים). Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 770 shekels ( שקלים) of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about nine-tenths as heavy as a Reindeer
In other words, 18,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 0.905 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 1.1 times that amount.
(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 19,900 shekels ( שקלים). 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
In other words, 18,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 0.75 times the weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale, and the weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is 1.3 times that amount.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
(for a 2014 specimen)
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 24,000 shekels ( שקלים). 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
In other words, 18,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 0.65 times the weight of a cubic meter of Snow, and the weight of a cubic meter of Snow is 1.5 times that amount.
(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
One cubic meter of freshly fallen snow under standard conditions weighs an average of 28,000 shekels ( שקלים). Assembled in 2008, the world record largest snowman was constructed of 710,000,000 shekels ( שקלים) of snow and stood 37.21 m (122.1 ft) tall.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as a Pig
In other words, 18,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 0.6 times the weight of a Pig, and the weight of a Pig is 1.7 times that amount.
(Domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, a.k.a. S. domesticus) (adult)
Domestic pigs weigh between 30,000 shekels ( שקלים). 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
In other words, 18,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 1.8 times the weight of a Kangaroo, and the weight of a Kangaroo is 0.56 times that amount.
(for red kangaroo, Macropus rufus) (adult, male)
An adult, male red kangaroo weighs up to 10,000 shekels ( שקלים). 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
In other words, 18,000 shekels ( שקלים) is 2.06 times the weight of a Beer Keg, and the weight of a Beer Keg is 0.4864 times that amount.
(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 8,754 shekels ( שקלים) when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.