11 Animals That Weigh About 150 kg (Kilogram)


All creatures great and small and regardless of where they live will be affected by a number of things when it comes to their size and weight.

In many cases, animals living in captivity will be quite bigger than those animals of the same species or breed living in their natural habitat. 

Animals that weigh 150kg or 330.69Ibs can be found in all kinds of environments, which you’ll discover when looking at our list below.

Animals at around 150kg that do not have overly aggressive characteristics will sometimes benefit from their size when being stalked by predators. 

Although 150kg or 330.69 pounds may not seem all that big, it can be enough to deter would-be hunters at times. 

Animals at this weight or thereabouts can be discovered all over the world. 

1. Andean Bears 

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Growing to anything from 100kg to 200kg or 220-440 pounds, the Andean bear is native to the Andes mountain ranges.

Andean bears are either dark brown or jet black in colour as well as slight variants with the male being up to a third larger than the female of the species.

These fairly large animals of the Andes are omnivores and are prone to eating things like leaves, fruit and small insects. 

2. Donkeys

Weighing in at around 80kg right the way up to a staggering 480kg, donkeys come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes.

And as mentioned already, this will often depend on their habitat – those in captivity and well looked after can expect to grow fairly large and weigh a hefty amount.

Donkeys in different regions of the globe stand at about 7.3 hands to 15.3 hands, which is around 31-63 inches tall. 

3. Tigers

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These big cats range from 300Ibs – 675Ibs, which is a massive difference in weight and of course, their overall size.

The Sumatran tiger is the smallest of tiger species – they weigh up to about 136kg or 299.83 pounds when fully grown. 

The largest tigers live in Siberia and can weigh as much as 600Ibs or the equivalent of 272kg but these tigers eat, on average, well over 150kg of meat every month. 

4. Bull Sharks

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The Carcharhinus leucas, or otherwise known as the bull shark is not only massive but also quite a heavy animal too.  

These extremely aggressive sharks, which are said to be the most dangerous shark species, unfortunately, grow to between 7ft and 11.5ft.

And as they weigh from 200-500 pounds, it’s easy to see just why they do a terrific amount of damage to their prey. 

5. Bottlenose Dolphins

The adult bottlenose dolphin grows from around 6.6ft up to about 12.8ft – something that may be quite surprising to some people.

These highly intelligent mammals can weigh from 331Ibs up to about 442Ibs, which is the same as 150kg to 200kg.

Found in either tropical or subtropical regions of the globe, the bottlenose dolphin feasts on a diet of squid, fish and various kinds of crustaceans. 

6. Giant Squid

With a weight range of 150kg (330Ibs) for males and 275kg (606Ibs) for females, we shouldn’t be surprised that these huge sea creatures are called giant squid.

Munching on a diet of smaller squid species and deep-sea fish, the giant squid grows to a maximum length of around 12-13 metres for the female and 10 metres for the male. 

The regions of the globe where we can find these magnificent animals are the North Atlantic, North Pacific and Southwestern Pacific Oceans. 

7. Asian Lions

One of the subspecies of the lion, Asian lions are actually quite a lot smaller than their closest relative, the African lion.

Nonetheless, this impressive species of the lion can amass a weight of 150kg to 250kg for the male. The female is usually 120kg to 182kg in weight

With a shaggier coat compared to their African cousin, this lion usually lives in tropical forest and desert regions. 

8. Western Lowland Gorillas

Getting up to a weight of 68kg and going right up to 227kg, these largest of all ape species can vary in size quite a bit.

Apart from searching for sugar enriched fruit to give them energy, the western lowland gorilla diets on a range of dry vegetation.

These incredibly strong and at times quite ferocious animals can be discovered in western Subsaharan Africa. 

9. Panda Bears

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Although looking quite cute, panda bears are not only very aggressive at times but also have the weight to back themselves up – up to 160kg or 350Ibs for the male.

Female panda bears, which are 10-20% smaller in size, are also much lighter but are still a force to be reckoned with.

Standing at around 2-3ft tall from the shoulder, panda bears are known to eat up to a massive 28 pounds of bamboo each day. 

10 Ostriches

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The world’s largest birds,  ostriches can weigh up to 350 pounds for the male, which is the same as 113kg-158kg – females about 220Ibs-300Ibs or 100kg to 136kg. 

Their diet consists of roots, leaves, small insects and some species of lizard and they can be found in grassland, savannahs and woodland areas.

But even though they are quite heavy and up to 2.7 metres tall, they are incredibly quick – getting up to speeds of 70 kph and more. 

11. Wild Boars

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Weighing in at around 90Ibs and right up to a whopping 700Ibs, the wild boar can reach a length of between 3ft and 6ft. 

Wild boars, which are found in Asia, Europe and Africa, are omnivores – they feed on a variety of vegetation as well as mice, small snakes and lizards. 

And although some wild boars are indeed quite heavy, all wild boars are fairly rapid when on the run from predators including wolves, bears leopards and humans. 

Sources: tiger | Facts, Information, Pictures, & Habitat | Britannica

                Bull Shark | National Geographic

Niklas

The weight of stuff has been an interest of mine ever since I was a child. What I believe is most fascinating about weight is how extremely heavy some objects are both on earth and in the universe.

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