| 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.
Gabon Animal Rescue
Gabon is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most peopIe in Gabon speak French. The population of Gabon is about 1.4 million. Threatened species known from Gabon include the Chimpanzee, Drill, Giant African Water Shrew, Western Gorilla, and Wild Dog. The capital of Gabon is Libreville.