Our Planet's Top Champion!

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

Forrest Galante has caught crocodiles, swam with great white sharks, photographed venomous snakes, outsmarted a charging water buffalo, dodged a cyclone and had countless other adventures. He pursued a career in high-risk wildlife biology fieldwork, always focusing on animals on the brink of extinction. His hands-on approach to wildlife, passion for the outdoors and extraordinary background eventually led to the development of his own television program, 'Extinct or Alive,' on Animal Planet. The show shadows Forrest as he treks across the globe looking for species believed to be extinct.

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