| 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.
Niger Animal Rescue
Niger is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most peopIe in Niger speak French, Hausa, or Djerma. The population of Niger is about 12 million. The capital of Niger is Niamey. Threatened species known from Niger include the Addax, Dama Gazelle, Slender-horned Gazelle, and Wild Dog.