While many people believe that crocs need to be shot, Matt has a different belief system. A professional wrangler, Matt Wright often relocates the crocs into a safe environment. Over the years, Matt’s work has been the subject of a few TV series including, Outback Wrangler and Monster Croc Wrangler. While Matt is renowned as a wrangler, he doesn’t like people drawing up comparisons between himself and the late Steve Irwin. Matt defines himself based on the work he does and doesn’t like being compared to anyone else. As the man puts it, “Jesus, I’m Matt Wright, I’m going to do my own shit.” In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Matt Wright.
Matt Wright was born on August 29, 1979, on the south coast of South Australia. Matt comes from a sheep rearing family with his father a wool classer and his mother a generational sheep farmer. For a young age, Matt spent a lot of time in the outdoors. Both his parents were interested in the outdoor way of life. As a result, Matt was raised in the wilds of Papua New Guinea and the Australian outback. From a young age, Matt was comfortable around wildlife, including poisonous snakes and deadly spiders.
Besides learning the ways of wilds, Matt enrolled in a local high school in South Australia. He graduated from Willunga High School. Also fascinated by flying, Matt took chopper lessons and gained a helicopter pilot license at the age of 21.
It is not yet known how and where Matt got into wrangling. From the time he burst into the scene, Matt had already spent time as an outback musterer (horse wrangler), oil rig worker, a soldier in the Australian Army, crocodile egg collector, and professional chopper pilot and instructor. Backed by varied experiences, Matt devoted his full time to wrangling and is one of the best in the business. Over the years, Matt’s fame continued to grow and he was invited by the National Geographic Channel to work on a brand new series, Outback Wrangler.
The series first began airing in 2011 and revolved around the exploits of Matt as he relocated some of the most dangerous animals on the planet. The series continued for four seasons before stopping production. Matt is also the leading cast member in the reality TV series, Monster Croc Wrangler. Centered around Australia’s Northern Territory, the series revolved around the growing crocodile population in the saltwater.
Apart from his love for wildlife, Matt also loves getting on his chopper. A certified pilot, Matt also runs local tours including heli-fishing, deep-sea fishing, and one-day or overnight safaris.
Personal Life: Matt Wight wife and kids
Matt Wright is married to Kaia Wright and the pair tied the knot in 2017. The pair met each other in 2014, which retells for a bizarre experience. Kaia had been single for a while and when her friends wanted her to get back into the dating game, Kaia declared “I’ll just hope an angel will fall from the sky.” So when Matt landed a helicopter in front of Kaia, she could not believe the coincidence. The pair dated after a while and got engaged on the 6th of November, 2016. A year later on November 10, 2017, the pair tied the knot. They had their first child a boy, Banjo Elliott Wright on August 13, 2019.
Besides parenting and taking care of their baby boy, the couple raises some unusual pets. Matt has a pet crocodile by the name of Tripod, and some eight snakes in an enclosure in his bedroom.
August 29, 1979
Television personality, Pilot, Animal expert, Crocodile Wrangler