| 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.
Mali Animal Rescue
Mali is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 478,000 square miIes. The capital of Mali is Bamako. The population of Mali is about 11 million. Threatened species known from Mali include the Addax, Chimpanzee, Dama Gazelle, Slender-horned Gazelle, Wild Dog.