I'm so thankful for sites such as this. I realise it's our imperfection but God's organization is not always open to 'outside the box' thinkers such as ourselves.
I've been researching dinosaurs and God's reason for not preserving these beasts beyond the flood of Noah's day. And I believe I may understand why. Man would use them for warfare as he did the horse. Imagine a cavalry of tyannosaurs! Or flying into battle on the back of a pterodactyl. Mankind would have destroyed himself before God's name could be known throughout the earth.
But I dont think there is any doubt that these creatures will be restored in the paradise. Imagine surveying your orchard from the back of a Pterodactyl. Or clearing a forest with the help of brontosaurus!
Such good times ahead.