Our Planet's Top Hero!

Forrest Galante is a name synonymous with nature conservation, outdoor survival and wildlife expertise. He grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe, which instilled a life-long love of nature and animals that set him on his path in life. Galante's deep love with nature continued when he moved back to California after political unrest in Zimbabwe forced his family from their farm and safari operations.

Galante was a participant on Discovery Channel's program 'Naked and Afraid' in December of 2013, where he spent 21 days in the jungles of Panama. The cast quickly followed his lead as Galante's skills shone. This was the public's first encounter to the adventurer Forrest Galante. He is now the host of Animal Planet's hit program 'Extinct or Alive,' where he uses his unique set of skills scouring for evidence that animals once deemed extinct may still be alive. Galante deems this the most meaningful television work he has ever done, because it combines conservation with education and adventure with nature. It's his dedication to the wild aspects of the world we live in that draws us to this incredible man.

Forrest Galante