Forrest Galante is synonymous with the natural world, wilderness survival and animal expertise. He grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe, which instilled a deep love and strong connection with the natural world that put him on his path in life. Galante's deep involvement with nature became deeper when he moved back to California after political unrest in Zimbabwe forced the family from their safari outfitters.
In the winter of 2013, Forrest Galante spent 21 demanding days in the Panamanian jungle as a participant on Discovery Channel's program 'Naked and Afraid.' The cast swiftly followed his lead as Galante's skills shone. This was the public's introduction to the adventurer Forrest Galante. He now hosts Animal Planet's hit program 'Extinct or Alive,' where he uses his unique skill-set scouring for evidence that animals once deemed extinct may still be in the wild. Forrest considers this the most meaningful television work he has ever done, because it combines conservation with education and exploration with nature. It's his undeniable dedication to the wild parts of the world we live in that draws us to this amazing person.Forrest Galante Shark Week