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.

The Cuban iguana male Pepíno is kept in shape by the presence of another male in the neighbouring terrarium. Photo: Miroslav Bobek

When I wrote last week about the aardvark female Pieta, who became the oldest representative of her species in the world, also the oldest historically, I should not forget some other representatives of the oldest animals also living in our zoo.

The aardvark female Pieta today. Photo Miroslav Bobek

I preferred not to talk too much about it, not to jinx it and waited patiently until Saturday. Then I went to congratulate Pieta with a handful of mealworms.

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague Zoo

I missed the first two mountain bongos this year – by that I mean I did not see them on the day they were born - but the third one was a Sunday baby and I managed to be there. I found it lying at the feet of his now 14-year-old mother Maureen, who...

Photo: Miroslav Bobek, Prague zoo

The female of Chinese pangolin Šiska was half-a-year-old on Wednesday. We can consider her breeding completed – and we can add another item to the list of historical achievements of Prague Zoo, in this case in bold.