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Up Close and Personal at Lazy 5 Ranch

The Lazy 5 Ranch, just north of Charlotte, North Carolina, offers a unique 3.5 mile tour of over 750 animals from all over the world. We explored the ranch on a horse-drawn, open-air wagon and went eyeball to eyeball with a Texas Longhorn cow as well as dozens of other animals. Lazy 5 Ranch was the most unique animal ranch that I’ve ever experienced. Have a look at a few of my up-close encounters below.

Lazy 5 Ranch, North Carolina

I was able to feed a giraffe at the San Diego Wildlife Safari Park before, but it didn’t compare to the 10 minute encounter at Lazy 5 Ranch. It was like I had my own personal experience with time for feeding and petting.

Lazy 5 Ranch, North Carolina

Isn’t that the longest tongue ever?

Lazy 5 Ranch, North Carolina

This was the only encounter that slightly scared Athena. When he snorted, she was in very close proximity and felt his hot breath on her face. We quickly learned its gentle nature.

Lazy 5 Ranch

Jessica of Turquoise Compass gave us a great llama photo from our day at Lazy 5! This friendly guy wanted to tag along.

Lazy 5 Ranch, North Carolina

I wouldn’t want to run into this guy in an open field. It reminds me of the bull in New York.

Lazy 5 Ranch, North Carolina

I always thought that ostrich were overly aggressive birds, but this one was friendly and calm.

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One thought on “Up Close and Personal at Lazy 5 Ranch

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    What a tongue that is…

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