Married Coyote Peterson wiki, bio, net worth, age, height, wife, kids.

Coyote Peterson is a brave man who loves the wilderness. The two words also form the name of his YouTube channel. Entitled Brave Wilderness, the channel documents the endeavors of Coyote, as he seeks out elusive and dangerous animals in their natural habitat. Coyote rose to fame following the success of his YouTube channel and is now widely recognized.  He is also the host of the Animal Planet series Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild, where he travels to various locations to explore the natural wonders and mysteries of the animal kingdom. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Coyote Peterson.

Wiki/Bio Facts

Full nameNathaniel Peterson
Date of birthSeptember 1, 1981
Age41 as of 2023
Place of birthNewbury Center, Ohio, USA
HometownNewbury, Ohio
Zodiac sign Virgo
High schoolNotre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School
EducationOhio State University (BA)
College majorFilm
OccupationYouTube personality, wildlife educator, producer, author
Net worth$16 million USD
Top Three inspirations Steve Irwin, Bear Grylls and Steven Spielberg
TV showCoyote Peterson: Brave the Wild on Animal Planet
YouTube channelsBrave Wilderness, Coyote Peterson
YouTube subscribers21.1 million (Brave Wilderness), 592K (Coyote Peterson)
YouTube views4.98 billion (Brave Wilderness), 107 million (Coyote Peterson)
BooksThe King of Sting (2018), The Beast of Bites (2020), Wildlife Adventure: An Interactive Guide with Facts, Photos, and More! (Brave Wilderness) (2019), Color the Wild: Brave Wilderness Coloring Pages (2022), Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World (Kids book) (2018)
Famous forDocumenting and educating about animals, especially stinging insects
Frist YouTube VideoBreaking Trail Trailer
Most viewed YouTube videoSTUNG by a COW KILLER
Most painful stingBy bullet ant
Most painful biteBy the giant desert centipede
Most dangerous animal encounterAmerican crocodile
Petsa dog named Charlie Bear, a sulcata tortoise named Green Bean. 
Awards and honorsEmmy Award for youth/teen programs, Two Guinness World Records for most-subscribed and most-viewed animal channel (2019)
Coyote Peterson
Coyote Peterson

Getting his name

Coyote has an uncommon name. In literary meaning, Coyote translates to a wild dog that resembles a wolf and is native to North America. But Coyote Peterson got his name from the cartoon character Coyote. Back in the day, Road Runner was a pretty popular show. The lead character Wile E. Coyote spent most of his days chasing roadrunners. Similar to the character, Coyote spent much of his days chasing road runners around his house.

Early Life

Coyote Peterson was born on the 1st of September 1981 in Newbury Center, Ohio. Coyote has been passionate about animals since he was a child. He grew up in Newbury, Ohio, where he spent his time exploring the woods and catching frogs, snakes, and turtles. He attended the Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School, before going on to study BA in film at The Ohio State University. After graduating in 2004, Coyote started studying up on wildlife while working on several odd jobs.

YouTube Career

After a decade or so of studying and exploration, Coyote launched his YouTube channel, Brave Wilderness in 2014 with the aim of creating a platform for wildlife education and conservation. Brave Wilderness has 21.1M subscribers as of August 2023. His other YouTube channel is Coyote Peterson has 591K subscribers. Both channels feature Coyote Peterson’s adventures with various animals, especially those with painful stings or bites. He also educates his viewers about wildlife conservation and animal behavior. He hosts several series on his channel, such as Breaking Trail, Beyond the Tide, Dragon Tails, Base Camp, Blue Wilderness, On Location and Coyote’s Backyard. These series cover a wide range of topics and locations, from the deserts of Arizona to the coral reefs of Australia. He also collaborates with other wildlife experts and celebrities, such as Jeff Goldblum, Christina Wilson, and Justin Schmidt.

One of the most popular features of Peterson’s channel is his “sting and bite” videos, in which he voluntarily experiences the pain inflicted by various insects and animals, such as the bullet ant, the executioner wasp, and the giant hornet. He does this to educate his viewers about the biology and behavior of these creatures, as well as to raise awareness about their conservation status. He also uses a scale called the Insect Sting Pain Index, which was developed by entomologist Justin Schmidt, to rate the intensity of each sting. Peterson has said that he was inspired by Schmidt’s book The Sting of the Wild, and that he considers him as his mentor and friend.

Peterson’s YouTube career has earned him many accolades and recognition. He has won an Emmy Award for youth/teen programs in 2015 for his series Breaking Trail. He has also set two Guinness World Records in 2019 for the most-subscribed YouTube channel dedicated to animals and for the most-viewed animal channel.

Peterson’s YouTube career has also had a positive impact on the world of wildlife documentary. He has introduced a new generation of viewers to the wonders and diversity of nature. He has also inspired many people to pursue their own interests and passions in wildlife exploration and conservation. He has also demonstrated that wildlife documentary can be both entertaining and educational, without compromising on the respect and care for the animals.

TV Career

Coyote’s increasing fame as a YouTube star was noticed by the producers from the Animal Planet Network. As a wildlife expert, Coyote worked on something different which was uncommon for most of the wildlife shows. The network reached out to Coyote and commissioned them for a brand new TV series, Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild. The series was announced on the 16th of November 2018. A television special entitled Coyote Peterson: Return to the Wilderness debuted on February 3, 2019.

Brave The Wild, however, took two years to complete and was premiered on Animal Planet on February 9, 2020. The show features him exploring some of the most extreme environments and habitats on Earth, and encountering wildlife ranging from venomous snakes and spiders to giant crocodiles and sharks. The show has received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, and has been nominated for awards.

Coyote Peterson TV career
Coyote Peterson TV career

Coyote Peterson has also made several guest appearances on other television shows, such as Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Good Mythical Morning America, and The Kelly Clarkson Show. Mandel.


Coyote Peterson is also an author and has managed to cram his years of knowledge and expertise as a wildlife expert. Over the years, he has released five books entitled, Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World! (2017), Coyote Peterson: The King of Sting! (2018), Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures: Epic Encounters in the Animal Kingdom (2019), Coyote Peterson’s Wildlife Adventure: An Interactive Guide With Facts, Photos, and More! (2019), and Color the Wild: Brave Wilderness Coloring Pages (2022).

Net Worth

Coyote Peterson has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of 2023, which he earns from his YouTube channels, TV show, book, partnerships, and conservation efforts.


Coyote Peterson has also been involved in some controversies, such as:

  • In July 2022, he claimed to have found a large primate skull in British Columbia, Canada, and posted photos of it on social media. He suggested that it might be related to Bigfoot, a mythical creature that is said to inhabit the forests of North America. However, experts dismissed his claim as fake and pointed out that the skull was likely a cast of a gorilla skull that could be bought online. They also criticized him for allegedly smuggling animal specimens across national borders without proper permits, which could be illegal.
  • In January 2020, he announced his retirement from YouTube and said that he would focus on his TV show instead. However, he soon came back to YouTube and continued to upload videos of getting stung by insects. Some fans accused him of being dishonest and inconsistent with his statements.
  • In December 2017, he uploaded a video of him being bitten by a giant desert centipede. However, some viewers noticed that the centipede was missing some legs and speculated that it was injured or mutilated before the bite. They accused him of being cruel and unethical to the animals he featured in his videos.

Personal Life

Coyote Peterson is married to a woman whose name and identity are not revealed to the public. He prefers to keep his marital status and relationship details private and out of the media spotlight. He tied the knot with his wife in the mid 2000s and they are still together as of 2023. There is no evidence or rumor of him being divorced or separated from his spouse.

Coyote Peterson and his wife have one child, a daughter named Olivia Peterson also known by her nickname “Pup”, who was born in 2008. She is 14 years old as of 2023 and often appears in many of her father’s YouTube videos. She shares his love for animals and insects and has learned a lot from him. Coyote Peterson has taught his daughter about different species and how to handle them safely and respectfully.

Physical Traits

Height5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm (approx.)
Weight65-75 kg or 143.3-165.5 lbs.
Hair colorDark brown
Eye colorHazel Green
BeardRugged and coarse
HatLeather, usually brown or black
TattoosNone visible
PiercingNone, although he has been stung by various insects and arachnids on his face and body for his YouTube videos.
Body typeAthletic and slim
Skin toneFair and tanned
SmileAffable and friendly
VoiceDeep and enthusiastic
Clothing styleCasual and outdoorsy


Is Coyote Peterson his real name?No, his real name is Nathaniel Peterson.
Is Coyote Peterson married?Yes, he is married.
Does Coyote Peterson have a daughter?Yes, he has a daughter named Olivia.
Does Coyote Peterson have any pets?Yes
Does Coyote Peterson have any tattoos?None Visible.
Does Coyote Peterson have a TV show?Yes, he has a TV show called Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild on Animal Planet.
Does Coyote Peterson have a book?Yes
Does Coyote Peterson have a college degree?Yes, he has a BA in film from Ohio State University.
Does Coyote Peterson have a favorite animal?Yes
Does Coyote Peterson have a favorite place to explore?Yes
Does Coyote Peterson have any piercing?No, he does not have any piercing, although he has been stung by various insects and arachnids on his face and body for his YouTube videos.
Does Coyote Peterson have any awards or honors?Yes, he has won an Emmy Award for youth/teen programs (2015), and two Guinness World Records for most-subscribed and most-viewed animal channel (2019)
Is Coyote Peterson an animal expert?Yes, he is an animal expert, although he does not have a formal education in zoology or biology.
Is Coyote Peterson retired from YouTube?No, he still occasionally uploads videos on his YouTube channels.
Is Coyote Peterson afraid of any animals?No, he is not afraid of any animals, but he respects them and their habitats.
Is Coyote Peterson vegan or vegetarian?No, he is not vegan or vegetarian. He eats meat and dairy products.
Is Coyote Peterson related to Bear Grylls?No, he is not related to Bear Grylls. They are both adventurers and TV personalities who share a passion for wildlife.
Is Coyote Peterson injured by animals often?Yes, he is injured by animals often. He has suffered broken ribs, broken fingers, broken toes, sprained ankles, stitches, scars, burns, bites and stings from various animals.
Is Coyote Peterson immune to venom or poison?No, he is not immune to venom or poison. He experiences pain and swelling from the stings and bites of venomous or poisonous animals.
Is Coyote Peterson involved in any conservation efforts?Yes
Is Coyote Peterson a millionaire?Yes
Is Coyote Peterson a good father?Yes, he is a good father. He loves his daughter Olivia and spends time with her whenever he can. He also teaches her about animals and nature
Is Coyote Peterson a good writer?Yes, he is a good writer. He has written Five book and several articles about his adventures and encounters with animals.
Is Coyote Peterson a good singer?No, he is not a good singer.

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