At the young age of 14, Galante was the youngest person in history to head an international canoe safari down the Zambezi River. And this is just one of many examples of Galante's early adventures. Galante is truly passionate about education and helping people save our most valuable resource-our planet. His expertise with wildlife and his scientific background are assets to biological groups world-wide as he typically seeks to partner with local groups to explore remote regions. As a conservationist, Galante strives to leave a positive, biological impact in every place he visits, whether searching for fresh-water turtles in Australia or big cats in South America.
Forrest Galante has caught crocodiles, swam with great white 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, which focuses on animals close to extinction. His approach to wildlife, passion for the outdoors and exceptional background has led to the development of his own television program, 'Extinct or Alive,' on Animal Planet. The show shadows Galante as he travels the earth searching for species believed to be extinct.Forrest Galante