Christian Animal Lovers Are Building a 500-Foot Functional Ark in Hialeah

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Good news, Bible thumpers. Noah's Ark is about to make an appearance. And in Hialeah, no less.

A group of Christian devotees is building a 500-foot, full-scale replica of Noah's boat. Why? To rescue animals and grow fruits and veggies, natch. So if a tsunami arrives, there's at least one feasible option for survival. For our furry friends, anyway.

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The project, called the Hidden Ark, is the brainchild of a group of four friends: Reniel Aguila, Rodolfo Almira, Osmar Oliva, and Manuel Guerra. They collaborated on the concept, and when another friend volunteered his property in Hialeah, the ark came into actuality.

According to its website, the team is "committed to the preservation of animals and the teachings of God."

The basic premise of the project is to create a three-story ark and theme park where people can surrender and adopt animals, interact at a petting zoo, buy seeds and plants, and tour gardens.

We're talking all kinds of animals, according to Caroline Peralta (Aguila's wife and a major player in the project), except the dangerous ones. Details are still TBD, and they're not working with any local rescues -- yet. But the door is open for possible partnerships.

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Initially, Oliva funded most of the efforts. But now they're in need of outside help, hence the creation of a Kickstarter campaign to solicit donations. Their goal is hefty -- $1.5 million to be exact.



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controlsurface
controlsurface

In a thousand years, someone will dig up the remains and 'prove' that the ark came to rest, not in the Middle East, but north America.

eddydarko
eddydarko

Consider the Limitations of the Parameters of building a boat in Hialeah, of ancient outdated technology more than TWO THOUSAND YEARS old. Why does that cost 1.5+ MILLION DOLLARS if NOAH and his family built this ALL BY THEM SELVES. You could use that money for a Hurricane Shelter, Or a boat that is SO much more impressive in capability today, than the Ark in the bible. THIS IS JUDEO CHRISTIAN PROPAGANDA. I employ that resident Muslim, Buddhists, Hindu, and other faiths, as well as people of undecided or no faith not let this happen. 

Tommy
Tommy

How much will the principals of this charity make? Is this just another charity scam in Florida (there are sooo many)? 

Tommy
Tommy

How much will the principals of this charity make? Is this just another charity scam in Florida (there are sooo many)? 

Eric Bechtinger
Eric Bechtinger

They should put all the people that believe the ark story is true on the ark and cast it to sea.

Ezekiel Angulo
Ezekiel Angulo

I wonder if they'll let homosexual animals be part of the ark park...

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