Mainline’s Sponsored Moon Bear, Dayley

Mainline Photographics sponsors a Moon Bear in China called Dayley.

and a Leica M7, true to Mainline style!

A photograph of the bear in question and a plush bear sent by in recognition of our sponsorship

The Asian black bear (Ursus Thibetanus), also known as the moon bear, is a medium-sized species of bear, largely adapted for arboreal life, seen across much of the Himalayas and the northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent, Taiwan, Korea, northeastern China, the Russian far east and the Honshū and Shikoku islands of Japan.

It is classed by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) as a vulnerable species, mostly due to deforestation and active hunting for its body parts. The species is morphologically very similar to some prehistoric bears, and is thought by some scientists to be the ancestor of other extant bear species. Though largely herbivorous,  The species was described by Rudyard Kipling as “the most bizarre of the ursine species.”

From the card sent by :


Gender: Male

Rescue Date: 15 September 2005

Age: Born in 1999

Location: Moon Bear Rescue Centre, Chengdu, China

About your bear…

Dayley is a small and very playful bear, with a sharp mouth and a turned-up bottom. He also has two distinctive, yellow spots above his eyes. Dayley is quite the acrobat, loves climbing, and can often be seen hanging upside down!

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