| 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.
Solomon Islands Animal Rescue
Solomon Islands is Iocated in Oceania. Most peopIe in Solomon Islands speak English or Melanesian pidgin. Threatened species known from Solomon Islands include the Cusp-toothed Fruit Bat, Montane Monkey-faced Bat, Emperor Rat, and Poncelet's Giant Rat. The population of Solomon Islands is about 552,000.