Question: How could it be possible for Noah and his family to have collected and housed and fed and cleaned up after all of the literally millions of different species of “every creeping thing of the earth” as well as birds and animals...the different species that dwell only in specific areas of the world like kangaroos, or penguins...? How can I tell my kids this was possible when it obviously is not...? And how did all the different races come about? They are so distinct, Africans, Asians, Chinese, Japanese, on and on...? Could you shed any light on this subject?
Answer: There would have been far fewer animals and birds 4,500 years ago, from which came all of the ones we have today. For example, we have scores of kinds of dogs today, but all of them, including the wolf and coyote, are a common species and would have come from a single pair in Noah’s day.
As for races of human beings, there is only one race, not many. The very foundation of racism is false. According to the Bible we all descended from Noah and his family, who descended from Adam and Eve. The different characteristics of skin color and physical features developed genetically over time. Rather than attempting an explanation in limited space, let me recommend an excellent book that goes into this subject in detail: The Answers Book, by Ham, Snelling and Wieland.