All of the following have been suggested as answers to why the dinosaurs went extinct: an asteroid impact, overeating, starvation, indigestion, and climate change—and that’s just a few of the ideas! But the Bible gives us the proper framework for understanding their extinction.
When the dinosaurs got off the ark after the global flood, they entered a very different world. It was filled with new challenges—including an ice age! And, of course, human hunting was likely a factor too, now that humans had been told they could eat meat.
Dinosaurs went extinct for the same reasons creatures go extinct today—for example, changing environments, climates, and human hunting.
Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.