At 14, Forrest Galante was the youngest person in history to lead a multi-national canoe safari down the Zambezi River. And this is just one of the many examples of his early expeditions. Galante is a passionate 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 around the world as he usually seeks to partner with local groups exploring remote regions. As a naturalist, Galante attempts to leave a positive, biological impact in every place he visits, whether searching for fresh-water turtles in Australia or big cats in Thailand.
Forrest Galante has caught anacondas, swam with several species of sharks, photographed venomous snakes, outsmarted a startled hippo, dodged a cyclone and had countless other adventures. He pursued a career in high-risk wildlife biology fieldwork, which focuses on animals on the brink of extinction. His hands-on approach to 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 travels the globe searching for species believed to be extinct.forrest galante