Edited by Greg Neyman
Only a few animals have specialized food needs. Those that do, such as snakes, can be fed nonliving food, or artificial diets
Source: Woodmorappe, John, 1996. Noah's Ark: A Feasibility Study,
Santee, CA: ICR, pp. 111-117
Not all animals were considered by Woodmorappe. Yes, some snakes have been coaxed into eating dead food, but this does not account for "all" snakes being able to do so
Many insects (and animals) eat only a specific type of plant. Noah would have to have a large greenhouse area for these, and caring for the plants would have reduced their ability to care for the animals
Some animals do not transport very well, and many die in transport. These animals would require even greater special care
Artificial diets were developed after the research of hundreds of people over tens to hundreds of years. Noah did not have this capability
In an old earth creationism, local flood scenario, you do not have to resort to such arguments for the ark to work, and for Noah to provide care for the animals
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