My name is Jody Benolken.. I grew up in a small town Nashwauk MN.. Now living in Pengilly MN .. I have always loved animals ... I grew up to have a passion for wildlife .. Now being vice president/founder of Dark Star Wildlife Center.. taking in many orphaned and injured animals each year.. Also teaching kids about our local wildlife .. I have taken many pictures of wildlife and looking at them I wanted to share with the world all the critters that needed our help .. Some were orphaned and some were injured .. Some were released and some stayed... Bears were taken at a sanctuary where I spent many years and dedication.. Learning the many ways of the black bear... Each picture could tell a story of the animal.. Please take a look , Tell me if you like them and order one to help support our local orphaned & Injured wildlife .. With medical, housing, transporting,feeding.. Thank You!