Forrest Galante is a person synonymous with the natural world, outdoor survival and wildlife expertise. During his youth living in Harare, Zimbabwe, Forrest developed a deep love and strong connection with the natural world that seemed to map out his future. Galante's deep relationship with nature strengthened when he moved back to California after political unrest in Zimbabwe forced his family from their safari outfitters.
Throughout his life, Forrest Galante has caught crocodiles, swam with great white sharks, photographed venomous reptiles, outsmarted a startled hippo, dodged an angry panther and had countless other adventures. He pursued a career in high-risk wildlife biology fieldwork, with a focus on animals on the brink of extinction. His approach with wildlife, love for nature and exceptional background has led to the development of his own Animal Planet television show, 'Extinct or Alive.' The show shadows Galante as he travels the globe looking for creatures he believes have inaccurately been deemed extinct.Forrest Galante Shark Week