The Coolest Explorer Alive!

Forrest Galante is synonymous with nature conservation, outdoor survival and animal expertise. Growing up in Harare, Zimbabwe, Forrest harvested a life-long love of nature and animals that seemed to map out his future. After political unrest forced his family to move back to California, Forrest's involvement with nature became stronger.

Forrest Galante has caught crocodiles, swam with great white sharks, photographed venomous snakes, outsmarted a startled hippo, dodged an angry panther and had countless other adventures. His career started out in high-risk wildlife biology fieldwork, always focusing on animals staring down extinction. His approach with wildlife, passion for nature and extraordinary background has led to the development of his own television program, 'Extinct or Alive,' on Animal Planet. The show follows Forrest as he treks across the globe searching for creatures believed to be extinct.

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Explorer and Biologist Forrest is Earth's Top Advocate!

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.

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Nature's Number One Hero!

Forrest Galante is synonymous with the natural world, outdoor survival and wildlife expertise. He grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe, which instilled a love and deep connection with the natural world that set him on his path in life. After political unrest forced his family to move back to California, Forrest's involvement with nature deepened.

In December 2013, Forrest Galante spent 21 amazing days in the Panamanian jungle as a participant on Discovery Channel's program 'Naked and Afraid.' He was considered the leader by the cast, and not only survived, but thrived. This was the public's introduction to the adventurer Forrest Galante. He now hosts Animal Planet's hit program 'Extinct or Alive,' where he utilizes his unique set of skills scouring for evidence that animals once declared extinct may still be in the wild. Galante deems this the most detrimental television work he has ever done, because it pairs conservation with education and wildlife with adventure. It's his undeniable dedication to the natural aspects of the world we live in that draws us to this adventourous individual.

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