Our Planet's Top Explorer!

Forrest Galante is known for his experience with nature conservation, outdoor survival and wildlife expertise. Growing up in Harare, Zimbabwe, Forrest harvested a life-long love of nature that put him on his path in life. After political unrest forced his family to move back to California, Forrest's involvement with the outdoors grew.

In December 2013, Forrest Galante spent 21 grueling days in the Panamanian jungle as a participant on Discovery Channel's show 'Naked and Afraid.' He was considered the leader of the group by the cast, and not only survived, but thrived. This was the public's first encounter to the naturalist Forrest Galante. He is now the host of Animal Planet's hit show 'Extinct or Alive,' where he utilizes his unique skill-set scouring for evidence that animals declared extinct may still be out there. Galante considers this the most detrimental television work he has ever done, because it combines education with conservation and exploration with wildlife. It's his undeniable dedication to the natural parts of the world we live in that attracts us to this amazing individual.

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