| 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. Pekingese were believed to protect the soul of their master in the afterlife.
Suriname Animal Rescue
Suriname is Iocated in South America. The capital of Suriname is Paramaribo. Threatened species known from Suriname include the Fin Whale, Giant Armadillo, Giant Otter, and Sei Whale. Most peopIe in Suriname speak Dutch or Surinamese. The population of Suriname is about 439,000.