Marco Stella, Ph.D., graduated in anthropology at the Charles University (CU) in Prague. His main research interests cover history of biology and anthropology, especially the role of animals and animal representations in science. He teaches at the Faculty of Humanities and at the Faculty of Science at Charles University, where he also works as curator of the Hrdlička Museum of Man. He is editor of the series Andrias (CU) and Nonhumans in Social Sciences. His current research deals with anthropomorphic interpretations of animal behaviour in science and popular culture around 1900.