How did Noah and his family take care of all the animals on the ark?

For example, how did they make sure the animals were fed, watered, bedded etc. and their waste products disposed of? 

Genesis 6:1 - 22

MSG - 1 When the human race began to increase, with more and more daughters being born, the sons of God noticed that the daughters of men were beautiful. They looked them over and picked out wives for themselves. 3 Then God said, "I'm not going to breathe life into men and women endlessly. Eventually they're going to die; from now on they can expect a life span of 120 years.

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There didn't need to be two dogs, two wolves, two dingoes, two coyotes, or two jackals, because all of them are of the same "kind of animal", in other words they can all breed with one another. This is true for all of the other kinds of animals also. In addition the size of the average animal on the ark would have been about the same as a house cat. Christian scientists believe that there would have been about 7000 kinds of land animals and flying creatures on the ark. Animals that live in water of course didn't need to be on the ark!

As far as feeding them some animals already had the ability to hibernate for long periods of time, so perhaps God had all of them hibernate until the earth could support them. Remember God is absolutely sovereign over absolutely everything.

The ark was 450 feet long which is 1 and 1/2 times the length of a football field. It was 75 feet wide and 45 feet tall which means it had the volume of 2.21 million cubic feet!

January 07 2020 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Alyson Neff
I wondered this for quite some time too. Then two years ago I took a class trip with my my then 8th grade son. The Ark Encounter was on of the places we visited. Just like the Creation Museum, I was able to look at things from a different perspective. Even after visiting both, I still hold true to my belief that I will never know the exact answers while I am here on earth, and may not care about then when I am with God for all eternity.


If you get the chance to ever take a trip, I highly recommend visiting both.

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