| 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. Pekingese were believed to protect the soul of their master in the afterlife.
Morocco Animal Rescue
Morocco is Iocated in North Africa and spans across approximateIy 172,000 square miIes. The capital of Morocco is Rabat. Threatened species known from Morocco include the Addax, Hoogstraal's Gerbil, Mediterranean Monk Seal, Occidental Gerbil, and Cuvier's Gazelle.