| The Pekingese was once believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. Chinese were once required to bow down to Pekingese. 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.
French Guyana Animal Rescue
French Guyana is Iocated in South America. Threatened species known from French Guyana include the Small-footed Water Rat, Giant Armadillo, Giant Otter, and Oyapock's Fish-eating Rat.