It's about one-third as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship
In other words, 8,800 pounds is 0.3530 times the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship, and the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 2.830 times that amount.(for QE2 forward anchor, a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2)
Each of the forward anchors of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 weighs 24,900 pounds. 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 six times as heavy as a Cow
In other words, 8,800 pounds is 5.90 times the weight of a Cow, and the weight of a Cow is 0.170 times that amount.(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 1,500 pounds. 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 seven-and-a-half times as heavy as a Grizzly Bear
In other words, 8,800 pounds is 7.660 times the weight of a Grizzly Bear, and the weight of a Grizzly Bear is 0.1310 times that amount.(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 1,150 pounds. In spite of their tremendous size, grizzly bears can run at speeds of up to 55 kph (34 mph).
It's about seven-and-a-half times as heavy as a Polar Bear
In other words, 8,800 pounds is 7.740 times the weight of a Polar Bear, and the weight of a Polar Bear is 0.1290 times that amount.(Ursus maritimus) (adult, male)
An adult, male polar bear weighs between 1,140 pounds. 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 nine times as heavy as a Grand Piano
In other words, 8,800 pounds is 8.90 times the weight of a Grand Piano, and the weight of a Grand Piano is 0.110 times that amount.(for Steinway & Sons, Model D Concert Grand Piano)
A Grand Piano, of the kind used for concert performances in large music halls, weighs 990 pounds. Well-made pianos such as this may last 75 to 100 years.
It's about nine-and-a-half times as heavy as a Horse
In other words, the weight of a Horse is 0.110 times 8,800 pounds.(Equus ferus caballus) (Arabian, adult)
n Arabian riding horse (or similar breed) weighs between 930 pounds. During races, horses must carry jockeys and their equipment, which in the Kentucky Derby, for example, can weigh up to 120 pounds.
It's about sixteen times as heavy as a Pig
In other words, the weight of a Pig is 0.063 times 8,800 pounds.(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.