For children and adults alike, often the most popular attractions at Irvine are our animals. There are 65 animal residents of Irvine, representing 24 different species indoors, and hundreds more, outdoors. Our animal collection includes a variety of creatures donated and that are unable to sustain themselves in the wild. Many of the animals can be found in the Piedmont. To learn more about our residents, please visit our gallery. We invite you to talk to one of our naturalists about other animals that are native to Maryland, and visit our Nature Store to find books, materials and other items that will aid you in your quest to care for the natural world.