| 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.
Tunisia Animal Rescue
Tunisia is Iocated in North Africa and spans across approximateIy 63,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Tunisia speak Arabic. Threatened species known from Tunisia include the Addax, Mediterranean Monk Seal, Scimitar-horned Oryx, Cuvier's Gazelle, and Dama Gazelle. The population of Tunisia is about 10 million. The capital of Tunisia is Tunis.