Rodolfo Almira, Reniel Aguila, Osmar Oliva, and Manuel Guerra are all avid animal lovers and made the objective of their project “to help and preserve helpless animals as God taught us”. The 500ft project, which is currently being funded by a Kickstarter project, is designed to not only house animals, but to teach the public “how animals live, evolve and interact.”
Those that purchase a membership from their website will also get access to a 24 hour surveillance feed which will chronicle the construction of the Ark. Once built, online visitors will also have the opportunity to enter into each of the chambers of the ark from anywhere in the world. Visitors will have the option to donate animals to the cause and adopt the offspring of the animal couplings. The ark’s facilities will also include restaurants, a petting zoo for children, a veterinarian for the animals and interactive tours.
The design raises several questions: will there be enough room in these chambers for the planet’s larger animals? Could displays of animal interaction get a little bloody? And how will a zoo based on the story of Noah’s Ark will deal with evolution?
How are they going to deal with the evolution question, I wonder.