It's about 70 times as heavy as a Grizzly Bear.
In other words, 895 firkins is 70.1 times the weight of a Grizzly Bear, and the weight of a Grizzly Bear is 0.0143 times that amount.(a.k.a. brown bear, a.k.a. silver bear, Ursus arctos horribilis) (Adult, male, coastal area population average)
An adult, male grizzly bear from a coastal area (where food is plentiful) can weigh up to 12.8 firkins. In spite of their tremendous size, grizzly bears can run at speeds of up to 55 kph (34 mph).
It's about 70 times as heavy as a Polar Bear.
In other words, 895 firkins is 70.8 times the weight of a Polar Bear, and the weight of a Polar Bear is 0.0141 times that amount.(Ursus maritimus) (adult, male)
An adult, male polar bear weighs between 12.6 firkins. Polar bears are so heavily insulated by their 9.9 cm (3.9 in) layer of blubber that they are often difficult to detect using infrared photography sensors.
It's about 80 times as heavy as a Grand Piano.
In other words, 895 firkins is 81 times the weight of a Grand Piano, and the weight of a Grand Piano is 0.012 times that amount.(for Steinway & Sons, Model D Concert Grand Piano)
A Grand Piano, of the kind used for concert performances in large music halls, weighs 11 firkins. Well-made pianos such as this may last 75 to 100 years.
It's about 85 times as heavy as a Horse.
In other words, the weight of a Horse is 0.011 times 895 firkins.(Equus ferus caballus) (Arabian, adult)
n Arabian riding horse (or similar breed) weighs between 10 firkins. During races, horses must carry jockeys and their equipment, which in the Kentucky Derby, for example, can weigh up to 1.3 firkins.
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 6.1 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 5.6 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 4.9 firkins. These hearts pump an estimated 7,100 L (1,875 gal) of blood through the whale's massive body.