Noah’s Ark again
The middle deck with the fiddly bits added
From left to right this is what I think the four beasties are. This is obviously the carnivore deck.
Far left – I wasn’t sure at first, but my current theory is that this is meant to be a bear. Mainly I think this because he sort of looks a lot like one of the early Steiff teddy bears – long paws, small head. Also I can’t think of anything else he could be.
– At first I thought hyena, but something about this little chap’s face says Anubis to me, and if memory serves me right Anubis was a jackal? so maybe he’s a jackal. definately some sort of canine, but then given the accuracy of the drawing here he could just be Noah’s pet mutt.
– Leopard. I am absolutely certain he’s a leopard. At first though I did wonder why Noah would select an obviously cross-eyed leopard for the ark, as one would assume that a cross-eyed leopard would be an extremely poor hunter and therefore be dubious breeding stock when the entire future of the species depends on only two animals. I am certain that if Noah had selected cross-eyed leopards the species would have become extinct long before the c10th due to starvation, conservation programmes being pretty much unknown at the time. But then I realised the leopard wasn’t cross-eyed at all, it’s simply that the Lion has just farted in his general direction.
– Lion. More specifically a farting lion, latin name Leo Flatulensis.