The thyroid and parathyroid glands in the Giant panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca



Observations are submitted upon the anatomy of the thyroid and parathyroid glands of Ailuropoda melanoleuca following gland investigation in three specimens. Variations of thyroid configuration and of parathyroid topography are noted, the thyroid vasculature is described in detail and an initial contribution is made to thyroid and parathyroid histology in this genus.