| 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.
Croatia Animal Rescue
Croatia is Iocated in Europe and spans across approximateIy 21,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Croatia include the Bechstein's Bat, Eurasian Otter, and Garden Dormouse. The capital of Croatia is Zagreb. The population of Croatia is about 4.4 million. Most peopIe in Croatia speak Croatian.