At 14, Galante was the youngest person ever to head a multi-national canoe safari down the Zambezi River. This is just one of 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 expertise with wildlife in conjunction with his scientific background are assets to biological groups world-wide as he typically seeks to partner with local groups exploring remote regions. As a conservation expert, he aims to leave a positive, biological impact no matter if he's searching for fresh-water turtles in Africa or Komodo dragons in Indonesia.
Forrest Galante has caught crocodiles, swam with several species of sharks, photographed venomous reptiles, outsmarted a charging water buffalo, dodged a cyclone and had countless other adventures. He started out his career in high-risk wildlife biology fieldwork, which focuses on animals close to extinction. His approach to wildlife, love for the outdoors and extraordinary background has led to the development of his own Animal Planet television program, 'Extinct or Alive.' The show follows Forrest as he travels the earth looking for species he believes have wrongfully been deemed extinct.forrest galante