At the young age of 14, Galante was the youngest person in history to head an international canoe safari down the Zambezi River. This is just one of many examples of Galante's early expeditions. Galante is a passionate person who is driven to educate 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 typically partners with local groups exploring remote regions. As a conservationist, Galante strives to leave a positive, biological impact no matter if he's searching for whale sharks in Australia or Komodo dragons in Indonesia.
Forrest Galante has caught crocodiles, swam with several species of sharks, photographed venomous snakes, outsmarted a startled hippo, dodged an angry panther and had countless other adventures. He pursued a career in high-risk wildlife biology fieldwork, always focusing on animals close to extinction. His hands-on approach with wildlife, passion for nature and extraordinary background eventually led to the development of his own Animal Planet television program, 'Extinct or Alive.' The show follows Galante on expedition as he searchers the earth searching for species he believes have inaccurately been deemed extinct.forrest galante discoveries