Our Animals

Meet our Animals

Learn about the different species that live here at our ranch.

Please Note

 If the temperature reaches 94 degrees or higher (including the heat index) we will NOT have wagon rides. Keep this in mind as you may need to come earlier in the day to get on a wagon. If in doubt, just give us a call anytime!

Drive Through Pricing

Cash or NC check No Debit or Credit Cards Adult $15.00 Children (2-11) $11.00 Seniors (60+) $11.00 Feed $3.00 (64oz bucket) Drive Through: Open everyday! Feeding from the car is OPEN! Walk Through: Open everyday with the exception of a few smaller bird exhibits.

Wagon Ride Pricing

Cash or NC check No Debit or Credit Cards Call for Reservations Adult-$21.00 Children (2-11) -15.00 Seniors (60+) -$15.00 Price includes admission Monday - Friday: Call to make a reservation at 704-663-5100 Saturday - Sundays: Wagons are first come, first serve from 9am-4pm on Saturday and 12pm-4pm on Sunday.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday 9am until one hour before sunset, arrive by 5pm Sunday 12pm until one hour before sunset, arrive by 5pm

Facts about our Animal Species

The Lazy 5 Ranch is now the home to over 750 animals from 6 different continents. We own and care for birds, domestic farm animals and exotic species. We are committed to the preservation and recovery of several endangered species such as the Grevy Zebra, Scimitar Horned Oryx and Ring-tailed Lemur.

Birds & Ducks

Birds are a group of warm-blooded vertebrates constituting the class Aves, characterized by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton. Birds live worldwide and range in size from the 2 in bee hummingbird to the 9 ft ostrich. There are about ten thousand living species of birds.


Cattle are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus. Around 10,500 years ago, cattle were domesticated from as few as 80 progenitors in central Anatolia, the Levant and Western Iran. According to an estimate from 2011, there are 1.4 billion cattle in the world.

Deer & Elk

Deer are the hoofed ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. The two main groups of deer are the Cervinae, including the muntjac, the elk, the fallow deer, and the chital; and the Capreolinae, including the reindeer (caribou), the roe deer, and the moose.


The term antelope is used to refer to many species of even-toed ruminant indigenous to various regions in Africa and Eurasia. Like cattle, antelopes are part of the family Bovidae, encompassing all Old World ruminants that are not bovines, sheep, or goats. Antelopes are closely related to deer.

Ratites (Birds)

A ratite is any of a diverse group of flightless and mostly large and long-legged birds of the infraclass Palaeognathae.

Sheep & Goats

The name sheep applies to many species in the genus Ovis. Numbering a little over one billion, domestic sheep are also the most numerous species of sheep. The goat is closely related to the sheep. Goats are one of the oldest domesticated species of animal, and have been used for milk, meat, fur and skins across much of the world.

Other Exotic Animals

Learn about our potbellied pigs, kangaroos, camels, llamas and giraffes.


The horse (Equus) is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. Included in this genus is the domestic horse, mules, donkeys and zebras.


The giraffe's chief distinguishing characteristics are its extremely long neck and legs, its horn-like ossicones, and its distinctive coat patterns.

What others are saying

"Good day trip for the family! You do get the chance to feed the animals during an open wagon ride so be prepared to get hands dirty (hats too!). The guides will tell you in advance what to expect so be ready. Lots of laughter and just a good way to spend the day! Cash only!”
Sarah N.
Google Reviews
“We did this adventure on a whim, not really knowing what to expect.. WOW we had so much fun making animals friends. Slobbery hand kisses and head shot selfies are a must with this critters. Thanks for a fun day and letting us enjoy your critters!”