The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism recently announced that 37 of more than 360 deer have tested positive for the fatal disease since the beginning of the fiscal year as it continues to become more prevalent in the western part of the state.
Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism
Of the more than 1,000 species of bats around the world, 15 have been found in Kansas. Big brown bats are the most common and widespread species in the state and live in Kansas year-round. WNS has not been documented in big brown bats in Kansas; the bats can eat about one-third of their weight each night while feeding on insects.
Scheduled Jan. 13-14 in Emporia, Kan.