Most states and countries have an animal or two with which people associate. For the state of Texas, it’s the longhorn cattle. I read that if a rancher actually has one, it’s probably for nostalgia’s sake and not the beef. They’re great to show off when company comes a callin’.
When walking through the international terminal at Houston Intercontinental Airport, this life-size diorama is available for visitors to stand in front of for a quick snapshot for friends back at home.