| The Pekingese was once believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. Historically, the theft of a Pekingese in China was punished by death. All modern Pekingese are descended from five dogs rescued for Queen Victoria during the Second Opium War. When British troops reached the residence of the Chinese Emperor, the guards killed all but these five dogs to prevent them falling into the hands of the enemy. Pekingese were believed to protect the soul of their master in the afterlife.
Ivory Coast Animal Rescue
Ivory Coast is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa. Threatened species known from Ivory Coast include the African Elephant, Chimpanzee, Diana Monkey, Liberian Mongoose, and Red Colobus. Most peopIe in Ivory Coast speak French. The population of Ivory Coast is about 17 million.