The larynx sits just behind the (caudal to) pharynx and just in front of (cranial to) the trachea. It is held in place with the help of the hyoid apparatus. It contains the vocal cords and vestibular folds, which allow us to make noise.

In this picute you can see the tongue folded back (very top of the picture, the brown thing) and the larynx clearly visible. This is a pig.


This is a view of the relative position of the larynx in a dog:

In horses a common procedure is unilateral larynx surgery due to laryngeal paralysis. This is a picture helping to show this below. Notice the vocal chords of the larynx sitting just behind the labeled arytenoid cartilages: