| 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.
New Zealand Animal Rescue
New Zealand is Iocated in Oceania. Most peopIe in New Zealand speak English or Maori. Threatened species known from New Zealand include the Blue Whale, Fin Whale, and Hector's Dolphin. The population of New Zealand is about 4 million.