At age 14, Galante was the youngest person ever to head an international canoe safari down the Zambezi River. And this is just one of the many examples of his 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 hands-on approach with wildlife along with his scientific background are assets to biological groups around the world as he usually seeks to partner with local groups to explore remote regions. As a conservation expert, 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.
In December 2013, Forrest Galante spent 21 grueling days in the Panamanian jungle as a participant on Discovery Channel's show 'Naked and Afraid.' The cast began to follow his lead as Galante's skills set him apart. This was the public's introduction to the adventurer Forrest Galante. He is now the host of Animal Planet's hit show 'Extinct or Alive,' where he utilizes his unique skill-set searching for evidence that animals once deemed extinct may still be alive. Galante considers this the most meaningful television work he has ever been a part of, because it partners conservation with education and adventure with wildlife. It's his dedication to the natural parts of the earth we live on that attracts us to this amazing person.forrest galante