The Diseases By Organ System

Fossilized Organs

Digestive disorders represent by far the most prevalent and chronic form of disease in captive giant pandas (Bush et al, 1985 Goltenboth, 1985a,b Villares et al., 1985 Pan et al., 1991 Gual-Sil et al., 2000 F. Ollivet, unpublished data, pathology report, Paris Zoo). Gastrointestinal disease is the leading reported cause of death in captive pandas and also maybe so in free-ranging counterparts (Qiu & Mainka, 1993). Cubs often develop bouts of diarrhoea within the first month of life,...