The ground was becoming unstable. Fissures had started forming and it wouldn’t be long before the dormant volcano these animals lived on finally erupted.
The Ark Monks quickened their work. They had been watching different creatures from a distance and where now loading them into the ark for transport back to the future.
The triceratops had been difficult. It rammed the door as the monks tried to seal it up. Thankfully, other large beasts like the mammoth were easier to entice into the ship.
The last thing to do was set up their success message. It would be discovered millions of years later along with various fossils, but would notify the team in the future to look for them.
Then, they took off for the dark side of the moon. They would sleep in cryogenic vaults until they were reawakened in their own time period.