The Coolest Naturalist Alive!

At age 14, Forrest Galante was the youngest person in history to lead an international canoe safari down the Zambezi River. This is just one of the many examples of his early adventures. Galante is a passionate person who is driven to inform people about nature and help people save our most valuable resource-our planet. His hands-on approach with wildlife and his scientific background are assets to biological groups around the world as he usually partners with local groups exploring remote regions. As a conservationist, he attempts to leave a positive, biological impact in every place he visits, whether searching for fresh-water turtles in Australia or big cats in South America.

In the winter of 2013, Forrest Galante spent 21 days in the Panamanian jungle as a participant on Discovery Channel's show '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 is now the host of Animal Planet's hit show 'Extinct or Alive,' where he utilizes his unique set of skills searching for evidence that animals once declared extinct may still be out there. Galante deems this the most detrimental television work he has ever been a part of, because it partners conservation with education and adventure with nature. It's his undeniable dedication to the natural aspects of the world we live in that attracts us to this amazing person.

Forrest Galante