In 1999, Chicago had a special art project "Cows on Parade" for which a few hundred fiberglass cows were decorated in various ways by different artists, and displayed in various locations in and near downtown. Here are some of my favorites:

To see more cows (from photos NOT taken by me), visit the Cows On Parade site.
[The original site seems to be dead now.]

Related sites:
Tigers in Oslo, Norway, part of their 1000-year jubilee, as photographed by Steinar Eliassen ( Oslo is known as the "tiger town" (beautiful yet dangerous); the reference comes from a piece of Norwegian literature, "The last song" by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsom from 1870. (Real tigers, of course, are found only in Asia (and in zoos). The only Norwegian wild cat is the lynx. :-)
Mew's collection of tacky huge things.
Paul A. Estin
estin at intranet dot org