How did Noah get all the animals into the ark?
Here's the answer:
God had a great plan to get all the animals on the ark!
God designed the ark, and it was a very large boat. God told Noah, "Here is how I want you to build it. The ark has to be 450 feet long. It has to be 75 feet wide and 45 feet high" (Genesis 6:13). That’s longer than a football field! The ark would be a very stable boat, like a barge, able to float and wait out the flood that God would send on the world. Inside, the ark had over one-and-a-half million cubic feet of space. That's a lot of room—enough to hold all the animals, Noah, his family, and lots of food for everyone!
How did the animals come to the ark? Well, the Bible says the animals came to Noah on their own. God said to Noah, "...two of every kind of animal will come to you..." (Genesis 6:20, emphasis added). So, when it was time, all the animals, birds, and bugs came to the ark.
How could the ark hold all of them? Some Christian scientists believe there might been as many as 75,000 animals on the ark, but that the ark could easily hold up to 125,000 animals. So the ark had plenty of space for both people and the animals.
God used the ark to save Noah, his family, and the animals. This gives us a picture of God’s love for us through Jesus, who will save us from God's judgment if we believe in Him. "God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life" (John 3:16). You can come to Him today, and He will save you because He loves you. To read more about this, click here.
"I am going to bring a flood on the earth. It will destroy all life under the sky. It will destroy every living creature that breathes. Everything on earth will die. But I will make my covenant with you. You will enter the ark. Your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives will enter it with you" (Genesis 6:17–18).
"Bring two of every living thing into the ark. Bring male and female of them into it. They will be kept alive with you. Two of every kind of bird will come to you. Two of every kind of animal will come to you. And two of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you. All of them will be kept alive with you. Take every kind of food that you will need. Store it away. It will be food for you and for them" (Genesis 6:19–20).
"Say with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord.' Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead. Then you will be saved" (Romans 10:9).