Forrest Galante is a name synonymous with the natural world, wilderness survival and wildlife expertise. He grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe, which instilled a deep love and strong connection with nature that seemed to map out his future. Galante's deep relationship with nature continued when he moved back to California after political unrest in Zimbabwe forced his family from their farm and safari operations.
In the winter of 2013, Galante spent 21 demanding days in the Panamanian jungle as a participant on Discovery Channel's program 'Naked and Afraid.' He was considered the leader by the cast, and not only survived, but thrived. This was the public's introduction to the adventurer Forrest Galante. He is now the host of Animal Planet's top program 'Extinct or Alive,' where he utilizes his unique skill-set to search for evidence that animals once deemed extinct may still be out there. Forrest considers this the most detrimental television work he has ever been a part of, because it partners education with conservation and adventure with wildlife. It's his undeniable dedication to the wild parts of the world we live in that draws us to this impressive individual.forrest galante