| The Pekingese was once believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. 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.
Ivory Coast Animal Rescue
Ivory Coast is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 124,000 square miIes. The population of Ivory Coast is about 17 million. Most peopIe in Ivory Coast speak French. Threatened species known from Ivory Coast include the African Elephant, Chimpanzee, Diana Monkey, Liberian Mongoose, and Red Colobus.