Forrest Galante, host of Extinct or Alive and the world's #1 rare species expert, takes readers along with him through the deepest wilderness and most remote and dangerous parts of the world to find all the animals we thought were extinct. In the course of his travels, Galante has been attacked by lions, stung by jellyfish, bitten by snakes and had run-ins with pissed off hippos. Still Alive offers a travelogue of Galante's most harrowing adventures, introducing readers to some of the most unique rare species he's encountered – while also adding the unpredictable drama and human element of traveling to some of the world's most isolated locations.
Part memoir, part biological adventure, Still Alive is a calling card for conservation, highlighting not just Galante's toughness as he finds animals thought to be lost, but also the resiliency of the animals themselves, as they keep their species alive in spite of the odds.
Forrest Galante graduated in 2009 from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in biology. His hands-on approach to wildlife and passion for nature led to the development of his own television show, Extinct or Alive, on Animal Planet. The show follows Galante as he uses science to track and photograph animals that have wrongfully been deemed extinct. Since 2018, Galante has captured evidence of the existence of five animals once believed to be extinct. He continues to conduct field expeditions and surveys, working not just with believed-extinct animals but also with a wide range of other wildlife. His mission is to inspire and educate people about animals and adventure through the media, including hosting programs on Animal Planet, on-camera expert interviews, and production of his own wildlife and natural history shows.