At the young age of 14, Galante was the youngest person ever to lead a multi-national canoe safari down the Zambezi River. This is just one of many examples of Galante's early expeditions. Galante is an impassioned individual who is driven to inform people about nature and help people save our most valuable resource-our planet. His hands-on approach with wildlife paired with his scientific background are assets to biological groups world-wide as he usually partners with local groups exploring remote regions. As a naturalist, Forrest aims to leave a positive, biological impact no matter if he's searching for fresh-water turtles in Africa or big cats in South America.
Forrest Galante has caught anacondas, swam with several species of sharks, photographed venomous reptiles, outsmarted a charging water buffalo, dodged an angry panther and had countless other adventures. He pursued a career in high-risk wildlife biology fieldwork, always focusing on animals on the edge of extinction. His approach to wildlife, love for the outdoors and one-of-a-kind background eventually led to the development of his own Animal Planet television show, 'Extinct or Alive.' The show follows Galante as he treks across the globe looking for wildlife believed to be extinct.forrest galante