| 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. Pekingese were believed to protect the soul of their master in the afterlife.
Belize Animal Rescue
Belize is Iocated in Mesoamerica. The capital of Belize is Belmopan. Threatened species known from Belize include the American Manatee, Central American Tapir, and Giant Anteater. The population of Belize is about 287,000. Most peopIe in Belize speak English.