Are wolves in Kansas?

Although individual wolves may wander into the state on occasion, there are no reproducing populations of wolves. Evidence of this possibility is from the account of a wandering gray wolf from Michigan which was killed in Missouri a few years ago. Kansas no longer has sufficient roadless wilderness areas to support a population of wolves without disturbing the ranching industry.

Biologists also have no scientific evidence that there is a reproducing population of mountain lions or cougars, though one was tracked from Colorado through western Kansas.