Watch Extinct or Alive

In this series, an adventure travels around the world looking for evidence that some species that were thought to be extinct may actually be surviving in remote habitats. As is usually the case with this type of series, he's unlikely to find what he's looking for, but CGI and editing make the quest exciting anyway.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Animal Planet
2 Seasons, 19 Episodes
June 10, 2018
Nature
6.7/10
Cast: Forrest Galante
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Extinct or Alive Full Episode Guide

  • Forrest is determined to find out if the famously reclusive Ivory Billed Woodpecker still exists. The alligator and poisonous snake infested swamps of Louisiana make for a challenging mission, but he is prepared for anything.

  • Deep in the jungles of Colombia, Forrest is on a mission to prove the Rio Apaporis Caiman still exists. Locals believe this crocodilian resides within a lawless land inhabited by guerilla rebels, kidnappers, and deadly predators.

  • In Vietnam, Forrest teams up with a conservation group to save the largest turtle species in the world from extinction. Using cutting edge technology, they attempt to find a suitor for the last and only surviving Giant Softshell.

  • Known for being a pint-size version of its African cousin, the Malagasy Dwarf Hippo has been written off as extinct for 1000 years. Forrest and a local biologist to trek through the bush of Madagascar to prove it still survives.

  • The team tries to look for the extinct Caribbean monk seal.

  • Forrest ventures home to Zimbabwe in search of the mysterious Cape lion; he and the crew navigate the African bush determined to get DNA proof, facing threats of charging rhinos and huge prides of lions.

  • Forrest returns to the volcanic islands of Indonesia to find the Millers Grizzled Langur, otherwise known as the Dracula monkey. When locals inform him of an illegal pet market, his search quickly evolves into a rescue mission.

  • Forrest is in the Galapagos seeking the Fernandina Tortoise, an animal that was only seen once, over 100 years ago. The clues are here, along with an abundance of incredibly unique species, raising hopes of a historic discovery.

  • Forrest travels to the Faroe Islands to look for any trace of the Great Auk, a large flightless seabird that has been long forgotten.

  • Forrest tracks clues and eyewitness accounts suggesting that the Formosan clouded leopard is still alive after being declared extinct; he treks deep into the jungles of Taiwan where a run-in with a predator might just solve a mystery.

  • James Cook University has researchers on the move after numerous, credible eyewitness accounts of the Tasmanian tiger in Australia. Forrest joins their study before heading deep into the Cape York peninsula in his second attempt to find this unique species.

  • Forrest visits Java in Indonesia in an attempt to find the Javan tiger, an exotic predator that was declared extinct in 2003. Recently, however, park rangers and locals have had sightings and are collecting evidence of its existence.

  • Forrest combs the Florida Everglades for the black panther that has been rumored to exist for years.

  • Forrest teams up with a specialist in Newfoundland in search of the White Wolf, a predator that was declared extinct in 1930. They meet with a hunter that shot what is believed to be a wolf and uncover evidence that suggests the species could be alive.

  • Forrest searches Madagascar's jungle for Pachylemurs to prove the giant species still lives.

  • Forrest sets out on a history-making expedition in Zanzibar, revealing species that have never before been filmed and capturing evidence leading to an unforgettable conclusion on the Zanzibar Leopard, an animal that was declared extinct 25 years ago.

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