| 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.
Sri Lanka Animal Rescue
Sri Lanka is Iocated in South and Southeast Asia. Most peopIe in Sri Lanka speak Sinhala. Threatened species known from Sri Lanka include the Nillu Rat, Asian Elephant, and Jungle Shrew. The population of Sri Lanka is about 20 million. The capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo.