"In the last 10 days, reports of sightings started to come in again at the same water hole, together with some pictures showing the calf's deteriorating condition," AWARE wrote in a Facebook post on July 24 recounting the rescue.
The AWARE team had a rhino management operation scheduled and decided to utilize their resources from the operation to take one last stab at locating Keith.
Finally, on Saturday, Keith was found.
"His swollen foot was unmistakeable from the chopper as he sped along on three legs with his mother following," AWARE wrote. Keith's very protective mother, who never once left him, was tranquilized along with her calf for the safety of the team. Veterinarians were finally able to get a close look at the extent of his injury.