It's about 150 times as heavy as a Pig.
In other words, the weight of a Pig is 0.0067 times 895 firkins.(Domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, a.k.a. S. domesticus) (adult)
Domestic pigs weigh between 6.10 firkins. 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 150 times as heavy as a cubic meter of Snow.
In other words, the weight of a cubic meter of Snow is 0.0063 times 895 firkins.(Freshly fallen, standard conditions; measurements taken in Norway, 1965-68)
One cubic meter of freshly fallen snow under standard conditions weighs an average of 5.60 firkins. Assembled in 2008, the world record largest snowman was constructed of 140,000 firkins of snow and stood 37.21 m (122.1 ft) tall.
It's about 200 times as heavy as The Heart of a Blue Whale.
In other words, 895 firkins is 180 times the weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale, and the weight of The Heart of a Blue Whale is 0.0056 times that amount.(Balaenoptera musculus) (adult)
(for a 2014 specimen)
The heart of a blue whale weighs about 4.90 firkins. These hearts pump an estimated 7,100 L (1,875 gal) of blood through the whale's massive body.
It's about 200 times as heavy as a Reindeer.
In other words, 895 firkins is 221 times the weight of a Reindeer, and the weight of a Reindeer is 0.00452 times that amount.(for Rangifer tarandus granti, adult, bull) (a.k.a. Caribou) ()Rangifer tarandus)
An adult, male reindeer weighs between 4.05 firkins. Reindeer undertake a lengthy annual migration, with some herds traveling up to 5,000 km.
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It's about 250 times as heavy as a Panda Bear.
In other words, the weight of a Panda Bear is 0.0042 times 895 firkins.(a.k.a. Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca)(Adult, male)
An adult, male Giant Panda weighs up to 3.70 firkins. Despite having the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda eats only bamboo and must eat up to 0.160 firkins of it per day to compensate for the limited energy the plant provides.
It's about 450 times as heavy as a Kangaroo.
It's about 750 times as heavy as an Octopus.
In other words, the weight of an Octopus is 0.0014 times 895 firkins.(for Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus) (Adult, average)
The adult North Pacific Giant Octopus usually weighs around 1.20 firkins. It is the largest octopus species and is known for its considerable intelligence, including the ability to open jars, solve mazes, and mimic other octopuses.