When I was in North Carolina in July I had the opportunity to visit Lazy 5 Ranch, an interactive zoo safari. This privately owned zoo located in Mooresville has over 750 animals from 6 different continents. The 3-1/2 mile safari ‘ride’ was one of the best interactive zoo experiences I have ever had! I was able to get up close and personal with many of the animals including Giraffe, Texas Longhorn Cattle, Aoudad, Ostrich, Emu, Blue & Gold Macaw, and many more. Not only was I able to take amazing photos of the animals, I was able to feed and pet the animals on numerous occasions throughout the informative wagon ride in the park. North Carolina offers many tourist attractions, but Lazy 5 Ranch is my favorite one. I can’t wait to return!