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QuikPic: Max gets weighed

March 1st, 2013

The Keepers, have been using the new scale in the farmyard to get weights on the animals. That means a lot of training for Max: getting a leash on; walking “nicely” without pulling Kent around; no side field trips to eat plants; get all four feet on the scale and hold still… Success has occurred. Any guesses as to how much the heaviest animal at the Museum weighs?

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  1. 1200 lbs? What is that, like 550 kilos?

    Posted by Leslie
  2. Bonus info: When Max stood on the scale the plate noticibly lowered itself and I have NEVER seen it do that before.

    Posted by Jill
  3. How much do the bear’s weigh versus Max?

    Posted by dj
  4. Director Comment :

    Currently, Max weighs about 764 Kg (almost 1,700 pounds). Mimi, our oldest best, weighs about 160 Kg- (about 350 pounds)

    Posted by Sherry Samuels
  5. Wow..does this mean Max’s weight is more than the combined weight of all four bears? I remember seeing a keeper’s blog of him being bottle fed!!

    Posted by dj
  6. How does Max’s weight compare to Mr. Mooster? And how does it compare to an average jersey steer of his age? Just curious.

    Posted by Kathy
  7. Director Comment :

    Kathy and DJ:
    Max does weigh more than all four bears combined.

    We did not have the scale when Moo, a belted galloway, was at the Museum. I’d have to think that Moo weighed more though. As for Max, I think he’s on the big side for Jersey boys.

    Posted by Sherry Samuels
  8. Congrats Kent (and Max)!

    Posted by Kristen

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