Kangaroos in Australia: How Did They Get There?
Kangaroos are only found in Australia today, so the question of how did kangaroos get to Australia is a common one, not only for creationists but also for evolutionists. So how can creationists explain how kangaroos travelled from the Ararat region to Australia? Another problem is explaining the lack of kangaroo fossils in the world outside Australia. Evolutionists would have trouble explaining this unless they claim that kangaroos evolved in Australia. However, there are good creationist arguments for their travel to Australia. The first is that land bridges to Australia would allow kangaroos to travel or “hop” there. However, another better explanation is that kangaroos were brought to Australia by humans by boat and spread rapidly with few predators. After the construction of the Ark and Genesis Flood, men could build boats and travel around the world. These ancient sea navigators likely brought animals with them for a food supply or to trade with local Australians who had migrated there earlier. The lack of kangaroos in Asia and other parts of the world could be explained by the amount of predators in those places compared to Australia. The lack of kangaroo fossils in other parts of the world could be explained by the fact that fossilization is a rare and difficult event. African and Asian kangaroos were likely eaten by lions, tigers, and large reptiles. The migration of many other animals around the world could be explained similarly with the explanation of kangaroo migration. The other marsupials in Australia could have had a similar migration path as kangaroos. Tortoises on many islands in the world were a main source of food for humans and were likely transported to those locations as humans travelled around the world after the Genesis Flood.