Our Planet's Top Hero!

At the young age of 14, Forrest 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 expeditions. 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 conservation expert, he strives to leave a positive, biological impact no matter if he's searching for whale sharks in Australia or big cats in Thailand.

Forrest Galante has caught anacondas, 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, which focuses on animals staring down extinction. His hands-on approach to wildlife, passion for the outdoors and extraordinary background eventually led to the development of his own Animal Planet television program, 'Extinct or Alive.' The show shadows Galante as he travels the world searching for wildlife believed to be extinct.

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