Everything is BIGGER in Texas, including longhorns!
Texas is known for many things. Trucks, ten-gallon hats, cattle, oil, bbq or barbecue, and the truest definition of all things wild, all things west.
Everything truly is bigger in Texas, with the exception of Alaska. Acreage in Alaska is twice the size of Texas’s 175 million acres. With all of this sprawling acreage, it’s no wonder that traveling from one side of Texas to the other takes nearly 16 hours.
That’s an interesting factoid, right? Well, try this mind-boggling factoid: the world’s entire population fits inside Texas. Think about that for a minute. Allow it to sink in deep. Uh yes, Texas is HUGE!
Guess what else is of substantial size in Texas. Texas is home to a varying array of wildlife, armadillos, bats, birds, livestock, and scenic views. There’s nothing like seeing a never ending field of bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas.
Nonetheless, the one thing you won’t miss is Texas cattle sightings. The Lone Star State boasts approximately 20 million head of cattle, affectionately known as Texas longhorns.
One of the oldest cattle breeds on earth are Texas longhorns. Longhorns originated south of Texas in Mexico. This high feed- and drought-stress tolerant breed of cattle was feral for quite a few centuries.
Today longhorns are the highly-esteemed symbol of Texas to thousands of people spanning the globe, especially Texans, Texas Longhorn fans, and cattle lovers.