It's about eleven times as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow.
In other words, the weight of a cubic meter of Snow is 0.091 times 2.80 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 0.250 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 thirteen times as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale.
It's about fifteen-and-a-half times as heavy as a Reindeer.
In other words, the weight of a Reindeer is 0.0654 times 2.80 tons.(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 0.1820 tons. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.
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It's about seventeen times as heavy as a Panda Bear.
In other words, the weight of a Panda Bear is 0.059 times 2.80 tons.(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 0.170 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.
It's about one-thirtieth as heavy as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, the weight of The Space Shuttle is 28 times 2.80 tons.(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 78 tons. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 22 tons.
It's about thirty times as heavy as a Kangaroo.
It's about one-fortieth as heavy as a Blue Whale.
In other words, 2.80 tons is 0.0243 times the weight of a Blue Whale, and the weight of a Blue Whale is 41.20 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 0.00000110 tons each.