Director

Director
Miroslav Bobek

Miroslav Bobek studied zoology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Charles University in Prague and between 1993 and 2009 worked in Czech Radio. Here he began by popularizing science. In 2000, he founded the Czech Radio Online division and became its editor in chief. In 2005, he laid the ground for the launch of the radio station Leonardo.

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

Last Friday I published in a newspaper a photo of the gorilla female Mobi “looking out” for a sibling. By that I meant the baby, which Kijivu was due to give birth any day, if not any second.

Tartar sand boa peeks out of the sand. Photo Miroslav Bobek

Olgoi-khorkhoi – the mythical killing worm from the Gobi Desert – is perhaps better known today in Czech Republic than in Mongolia itself. It happened thanks to Czech enigmologists, who searched for it in local sand dunes. And on top of that, one...


The mystical olgoi-khorkhoi was once a great mystery. This is no longer the case; we know the truth about it. Now you can even come and see the animal, which used to be its archetype.

Zleva Konni, Granola and behind Victoria II. Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

It was constantly below zero in Astana last week. However, it didn’t matter too much because we spent almost all our four-day-long stay there in meetings and negotiations.