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Baby Bobcats Leaving Champaign-Urbana
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA--They arrived by train, and are now leaving by car.
Two baby bobcats, who left their mother behind in Louisiana nearly a month ago, jumped on a freight train and stopped in Tuscola.
Those two baby bobcats were brought to the University of Illinois' Wildlife Medical Clinic, dehydrated and hungry among other health complications.
However, now the two girl bobcats are now fat and healthy.
Weighing in at around 3.5 lbs, they've gone from bottle feedings to eating mice, rats, chicken and fish.
Today, vet students gave them their last checkup, before sending them to the Treehouse Wildlife Center near Alton, Illinois.
It's there, these cats will be get prepped to hunt and survive in the wildlife.
Both cats have been kept in the clinic's isolation room to minimize interactions with people and the stress that induces.
Tomorrow is when these girls will be making their way to their new home.
They say within just a few months, these cats should be ready to pounce and bounce into the wild.
ABC Newchannel 15's Marine Glisovic reports.