Wildlife Expert Catches 'Extinct' Zanzibar Leopard on Camera What has this camera crew in shock? They just captured video of an animal thought to be extinct! The animal in question was a Zanzibar leopard. Wildlife adventurer Forrest Galante had set out in search of the leopard in the jungles of Zanzibar. Galante told Inside Edition that he saw the cat while reviewing two weeks’ worth of video. To his credit, Galante knows that one video is not proof. He points out that there are rumors that the witch doctors, who continue to operate on the island, brought mainland African leopards to Zanzibar to maintain their fearful hold over the locals. However, close analysis of the video show this cat is smaller and has more solid spots like the Zanzibar leopards had … or have. Although the show has moved on to hunt for other extinct species, Galante says his team will work with park rangers in locating and testing DNA samples. .