At 14, Forrest 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 adventures. Galante is an impassioned individual who is driven to enlighten 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 world-wide as he usually partners with local groups exploring remote regions. As a conservationist, he strives to leave a positive, biological impact no matter if he's searching for fresh-water turtles in Africa or Komodo dragons in Indonesia.
Through the course of his journeys, Forrest Galante has caught crocodiles, swam with great white sharks, photographed venomous snakes, outsmarted a charging water buffalo, dodged a cyclone and had countless other adventures. He started out his career in high-risk wildlife biology fieldwork, with a focus on animals on the brink of extinction. His hands-on approach with wildlife, passion for nature and exceptional background eventually led to the development of his own television show, 'Extinct or Alive,' on Animal Planet. The show follows Galante as he treks across the globe looking for animals believed to be extinct.forrest galante