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.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as heavy as a Kangaroo.
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 one-and-nine-tenths times as heavy as a Beer Keg.
In other words, 297 pounds is 1.850 times the weight of a Beer Keg, and the weight of a Beer Keg is 0.54050 times that amount.(for US half-barrel, full keg; draft beer; including keg itself, stainless steel)
A typical, half-barrel beer keg weighs 160.50 pounds when full. A keg of this size contains 15.5 gallons of beer, or the equivalent of 6.8 cases.
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.