"How did kangaroos get to Australia from the Ark?" (Claim #E241)
This question covers a more broad question of how the animals spread all over the earth from Noah’s Ark in the mountains of Ararat. There are a few possibilities:
- The Ice Age that probably occurred after the Flood would have reduced ocean levels, creating land bridges on which animals could cross. 1
- Animals could float on a raft of vegetation. Just recently (in 1995), fifteen lizards sailed over 200 miles on one of these rafts to the Caribbean . 2
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Coyne, J. A. (2009). Why Evolution Is True. New York: Viking.
- http://www.answersingenesis.org/media/audio/answers-daily/volume-075/kangaroos-how-did-get-australia ↩
- Coyne, 2009, p. 105: “Animals and plants can also hitch rides to islands on “rafts”–logs or masses of vegetation that float away from continents, usually from the mouths of rivers. In 1995 one of these large rafts, probably blown by a hurricane, deposited a cargo of fifteen green iguanas on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where they had not previously existed, from a source two hundred miles away. Logs of Douglas fir from North America have been found on Hawaii, and logs from South America have made it to Tasmania. Rafting like this explains the presence of the occasional endemic reptile on oceanic islands, such as the Galápagos iguanas and turtoises.” ↩