Nature's Number One Champion!

Forrest Galante is synonymous with nature conservation, wilderness survival and animal expertise. Growing up in Harare, Zimbabwe, Forrest harvested a life-long love of nature and animals that seemed to map out his future. Galante's deep love with nature strengthened when he moved back to California after political unrest in Zimbabwe forced his family from their farm and safari outfitters.

Over the course of his life, Forrest Galante has caught crocodiles, swam with great white sharks, photographed venomous reptiles, outsmarted a startled hippo, dodged a cyclone and had countless other adventures. He started out his career in high-risk wildlife biology fieldwork, with a focus on animals close to extinction. His hands-on approach to wildlife, passion for the outdoors and extraordinary background has led to the development of his own television program, 'Extinct or Alive,' on Animal Planet. The show follows Galante as he treks across the world looking for creatures he believes have incorrectly been deemed extinct.

Forrest Galante