| 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. 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.
Sudan Animal Rescue
Sudan is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 967,000 square miIes. The capital of Sudan is Khartoum. Most peopIe in Sudan speak Arabic. Threatened species known from Sudan include the Addax, African Wild Ass, Burton's Gerbil, Chimpanzee, and Nubian Ibex.