It's about as heavy as an Elephant.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus rex.
In other words, the weight of a Tyrannosaurus rex is 0.83 times 8.283 tons.(for FMNH PR2081, a.k.a. "Sue") (a.k.a. Tyrannosaurus, a.k.a. T-Rex) (estimated live weight)
The notable Tyrannosaurus specimen housed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, "Sue," is estimated to have weighed about 7.1 tons while alive. A renowned predator in popular culture, the teeth of tyrannosaurus rex were up to 33.02 cm (13 in) long.
It's about two-thirds as heavy as an Anchor of a Cruise Ship.
In other words, 8.283 tons is 0.665 times the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship, and the weight of an Anchor of a Cruise Ship is 1.5 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 12.5 tons. 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 two times as heavy as a Hippopotamus.
In other words, the weight of a Hippopotamus is 0.5 times 8.283 tons.(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 4.13 tons. Appearances to the contrary, adult hippos cannot swim or float in water; they actually move by leaping and walking across lake bottoms at about 8 kph (5 mph).
It's about three times as heavy as The Tongue of a Blue Whale.
In other words, 8.283 tons is 2.8 times the weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale, and the weight of The Tongue of a Blue Whale is 0.36 times that amount.(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
The tongue of a Blue Whale can weigh up to 3 tons. Despite their tremendous size, blue whales feed almost exclusively on tiny crustaceans called krill and cannot swallow anything much larger than a beach ball.
It's about three times as heavy as a Giraffe.
It's about three-and-a-half times as heavy as a Rhinoceros.
In other words, the weight of a Rhinoceros is 0.28 times 8.283 tons.(for Black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis) (Adult, male)
An adult black rhinoceros weighs between 2.3 tons. Rhinoceros are extremely aggressive — nearly one of every two males will die as a result of fighting with other rhinoceros.