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0.50 tons is about one-tenth as heavy as a Hippopotamus.
In other words, it's 0.1210 times the weight of a Hippopotamus, and the weight of a Hippopotamus is 8.260 times that amount.
(Hippopotamus amphibius) (adult, male)
The average weight of an adult male hippopotamus ranges from 4.130 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).
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