At the young age of 14, Forrest Galante was the youngest person in history to lead an international canoe safari down the Zambezi River. This is just one of the many examples of Galante's early expeditions. Galante is an impassioned person who is driven to inform people about nature and help people save our most valuable resource-our planet. His expertise with wildlife along with his scientific background are assets to biological groups world-wide as he usually partners with local groups to explore remote regions. As a conservationist, Forrest strives to leave a positive, biological impact in every place he visits, whether searching for fresh-water turtles 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 started out his career in high-risk wildlife biology fieldwork, always focusing on animals on the edge of extinction. His hands-on approach with wildlife, love for the outdoors and extraordinary background eventually led to the development of his own Animal Planet television program, 'Extinct or Alive.' The show follows Forrest on expedition as he searchers the earth searching for animals believed to be extinct.forrest galante discoveries