One ton is equivalent to 2,000 pounds. Some systems of measurement differentiate between a short ton and a long ton.
A short tone is considered 2,000 pounds while a long ton weighs in 2,240 pounds. A short ton is also equal to 907.18474 kilograms or 32,000 ounces. Large objects such as cars and elephants are measured using tons. An average sized car weighs around 2 tons, while elephants can easily weigh more than 5 tons when fully grown.
A cup is equal to 8 ounces and a pound is equal to 16 ounces. Pounds and ounces are common measurements for most objects including animals and food.