How much can a large whale weigh?
Blue whales are the largest whale species and the largest animal on the planet. Blue whales can weigh close to 400,000 pounds.
The largest fish in the world is the whale shark. They can grow to as much as 40 ft and can weigh as much as 20 tonnes. The whale shark inhabits the tropics but is found in large concentration in areas where there is a large amount of planktons which is its main diet. In the Philippines, its called the butanding.
There is no average as all whale species weigh different as well they will be at different ages in their life. Here two examples of the biggest and smallest whale. The largest whale which is blue whale can weigh as much as 200 tons. The smaller whale weighs only 400-600 pounds which is a dwarf sperm whale.
A blue whale is much heavier. An elephant can weigh up to 6 tons. A blue whale can weigh up to 200 tons. A mature bull Elephant can weigh 9,000lbs -13,000lbs (4,500-6,000 kilos). A mature blue whale can weigh 230,000lbs-300,000lbs (108,000-136,000 kilos). The blue whale is not only the largest living animal on earth, it's the largest animal that has ever lived on earth.