White-nose syndrome in Kansas: Bat disease confirmed in 32nd state

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.