It's about one-twentieth as heavy as a Blue Whale.
In other words, 6 tons is 0.0521 times the weight of a Blue Whale, and the weight of a Blue Whale is 19.2 times that amount.(Balaenoptera musculus)
Blue whales weigh between 115 tons. The largest mammal to have ever lived, blue whales feed almost exclusively on krill — tiny invertebrates weighing about 0.0000011 tons each.
It's about twenty times as heavy as a Pig.
In other words, the weight of a Pig is 0.045 times 6 tons.(Domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, a.k.a. S. domesticus) (adult)
Domestic pigs weigh between 0.28 tons. 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 twenty times as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow.
In other words, the weight of a cubic meter of Snow is 0.042 times 6 tons.(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
One cubic meter of freshly fallen snow under standard conditions weighs an average of 0.25 tons. Assembled in 2008, the world record largest snowman was constructed of 6,500 tons of snow and stood 37.21 m (122.1 ft) tall.
It's about thirty times as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale.
It's about one-thirtieth as heavy as a House.
In other words, 6 tons is 0.0349 times the weight of a House, and the weight of a House is 28.7 times that amount.(149 sq. m, single-level, unfurnished)
A 149 sq. m (1,600 sq. ft), single-story, unfurnished house (without extensive masonry) of the type commonly found in America would weigh approximately 172 tons, based on the weight of the included materials. In contrast, a yurt — a type of dwelling structure popular among nomadic peoples of East Asia — typically weighs less than 0.507 tons.
It's about thirty times as heavy as a Reindeer.
In other words, 6 tons is 32.9 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 0.0304 times that amount.(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 0.182 tons. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.
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It's about forty times as heavy as a Panda Bear.
In other words, the weight of a Panda Bear is 0.028 times 6 tons.(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 0.17 tons. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 0.0071 tons of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.