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It's about nine-tenths as heavy as a Panda Bear.
In other words, the weight of a Panda Bear is 1.10 times 297 pounds.
(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 330 pounds. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 14 pounds of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about four-fifths as heavy as a Reindeer.
In other words, 297 pounds is 0.8140 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 1.230 times that amount.
(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 365 pounds. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.

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It's about two-thirds as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale.
In other words, the weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is 1.50 times 297 pounds.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
(for a 2014 specimen)
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 440 pounds. These hearts pump an estimated 7,100 L (1,875 gal) of blood through the whale's massive body.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as heavy as a Kangaroo.
In other words, the weight of a Kangaroo is 0.630 times 297 pounds.
(for red kangaroo, Macropus rufus) (adult, male)
An adult, male red kangaroo weighs up to 190 pounds. Fantastic jumpers, red kangaroos can leap horizontally 9 m (30 ft) and vertically 3 m (9 ft) in a single bound.
It's about three-fifths as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow.
In other words, 297 pounds is 0.590 times the weight of a cubic meter of Snow, and the weight of a cubic meter of Snow is 1.70 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 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.
It's about half as heavy as a Pig.
In other words, 297 pounds is 0.540 times the weight of a Pig, and the weight of a Pig is 1.90 times that amount.
(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 two-and-a-half times as heavy as an Octopus.
In other words, the weight of an Octopus is 0.370 times 297 pounds.
(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 110 pounds. 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.