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Earlier this year, biologist and wildlife adventurer Forrest Galante was a part of a history-making expedition in the Galapagos, where he and a team rediscovered the Fernandina Tortoise; a tortoise previously thought to have been extinct since 1906. On the heels of this incredible discovery, Forrest continues on with his mission, to find animals presumed to be extinct by scouring across the globe, often traveling to remote and often dangerous environments in order to prove their existence. Join Forrest on his quest in the all-new season of EXTINCT OR ALIVE, premiering Wednesday, October 23 at 9pm ET/PT.

EXTINCT OR ALIVE Season Two kicks off with the exciting voyage that found the Fernandina Tortoise, taking viewers behind the scenes of the history-making discovery, from the research and planning, to the physically grueling search, to the exhilarating moment the tortoise was found on a remote volcanic island in the Galapagos. While seeking out evidence and eyewitnesses to track and bring back to life creatures mistakenly labeled as extinct, Forrest also brings us up close to unique species of wildlife he encounters along the way.

This season, Forrest travels to Madagascar in search of the small Pygmy Hippo, the remote jungles of Colombia for the elusive Rio Apaporis Caiman, the dark caves of Vietnam in hopes of finding the legendary “Asian Unicorn,” and many other remote locations. One expedition even follows Forrest back to his home country of Zimbabwe in search of the Cape Lion – an emotional journey that is his first time back since he was exiled as a child, along with his family. This action-packed season is full of incredible surprises, and while the finding of the Fernandina Tortoise is one for the history books, Forrest will be at the forefront of even more historic wildlife re-discoveries, and is hopeful that his findings and passion will inspire others to find species that the world has given up on.

For more animal action, the series, Wild Things With Forrest Galante will launch on Facebook where Forrest introduces us to animals that we may not have known existed, in addition to other bonus content on Animal Planet’s digital platforms. EXTINCT OR ALIVE Season One can be viewed in its entirety by audiences in the U.S. on the Animal Planet Go app. 

 EXTINCT OR ALIVE is produced for Animal Planet by Hot Snakes Media. For Hot Snakes Media, Eric Evangelista, Shannon Evangelista, and Patrick DeLuca are executive producers. For Animal Planet, Keith Hoffman is executive producer and Sarah Russell is supervising producer.



About Animal Planet 

Animal Planet, one of Discovery, Inc.’s great global brands, is dedicated to creating high quality content with global appeal delivering on its mission to keep the childhood joy and wonder of animals alive by bringing people up close in every way. Available to 360 million homes in more than 205 countries and territories, Animal Planet combines content that explores the undeniable bonds forged between animals and humans, optimized across all screens around the world. In the U.S., Animal Planet audiences can enjoy their favorite programming anytime, anywhere through the Animal Planet Go app which features live and on-demand access. For more information, please visit

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.