At 14, Galante was the youngest person in history to lead a multi-national canoe safari down the Zambezi River. And this is just one of many examples of his early expeditions. Galante is truly passionate about education and helping people save our most valuable resource-our planet. His hands-on approach with wildlife and his scientific background are assets to biological groups around the world as he typically partners with local groups to explore remote regions. As a naturalist, he strives to leave a positive, biological impact no matter if he's searching for fresh-water turtles in Australia or big cats in South America.
Galante was the public's favorite participant on Discovery Channel's show 'Naked and Afraid' in December of 2013, where he spent 21 amazing days in the jungles of Panama. He was considered the leader by the cast, and not only survived, but thrived. This was the public's introduction to the naturalist Forrest Galante. He is now the host of Animal Planet's top show 'Extinct or Alive,' where he utilizes his unique set of skills searching for evidence that animals once declared extinct may still be in the wild. Galante considers this the most meaningful television work he has ever done, because it partners conservation with education and exploration with wildlife. It's his dedication to the natural aspects of the world we live in that draws us to this impressive individual.forrest galante