| 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.
South Africa Animal Rescue
South Africa is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 471,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in South Africa speak IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, or Afrikaans. The capital of South Africa is Pretoria. Threatened species known from South Africa include the Black Rhinoceros, Juliana's Golden Mole, Riverine Rabbit, Blue Whale, and Mountain Zebra. The population of South Africa is about 44 million.