“And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.” (Genesis 6:19 KJV)
The first article about our visit to the Ark Encounter which is part of Answers in Genesis was Birdwatching On Board the Ark Encounter – The Doves. Now I would like to show you the other birds we found on the ark.
First, there are no live animals on the this ark, but there are representations of the birds. Some are beautifully sculptured, and the others were real birds that had been stuffed by a taxidermist. Having live animals on-board would be quite involved. The purpose of the Ark, in this respect, is to show how the animals would have been kept on board. More like museum displays.
After entering the ark, there are areas where the cages or enclosures for the animals, birds, and creeping things were held. The cages for the birds were very interesting. For once, my not being able to get a shot through the cage, worked out okay. Now you can see the wood pretty good.
All of them were made of wood, and they were of different sizes, of course. Bigger cages for the larger birds like the Cassowary,
medium to large size for birds like the Sacred Ibis,
and smaller yet for the Parrots.
We also found onboard these birds: A Motmot, a Pigeon (I think), an Osprey, an Owl, a Quail, and another two that I am not sure of. Looks like one of the unknowns is some sort of water bird. If you would like to leave a reply with the names, please do. I have added the photos so they can be seen larger.
In the gift shop, I found these birds for sale. :)
At the Ararat Ridge Zoo, behind the Ark, we found an Emu.
That is about the sum total of the birds we saw. Of course, the Doves that were shown in the first article. It was a little disappointed, but we understand their reasoning. There will have more about the birds and how they were provided for in another Ark Encounter article.
“Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.” (Genesis 6:20 KJV)