| 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.
Mali Animal Rescue
Mali is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most peopIe in Mali speak Bambara or French. The population of Mali is about 11 million. The capital of Mali is Bamako. Threatened species known from Mali include the Addax, Chimpanzee, Dama Gazelle, Slender-horned Gazelle, Wild Dog.