Longhorn herds can travel long distances because, unlike other cattle, they can forage on brush and survive for days without water. Texas Longhorn cattle sales to cattlemen and ranchers post-Civil War aided the state of Texas out of an economic depression.
- The longhorn didn't become the Texas state large mammal until 1995.
- Their population plummeted to near extinction in the 1920s. It took guidance from the United States government to increase their numbers.
- Known for their hardiness, Texas Longhorn calves stand quicker than other breeds.
|Bos taurus taurus|
|Conservation status||Least concern|
|Zoo location||Plains pasture|