Coyote Peterson
Coyote Peterson
Celebrated Name: Coyote Peterson
Real Name/Full Name: Nathaniel Peterson
Gender: Male
Age: 42 years old
Birth Date: 1 September 1981
Birth Place: Newbury Center, Ohio, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.8 m
Weight: 68 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Unknown
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Pup Peterson)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Coyote PetersonGay?: No
Profession: Wildlife Educator, Actor, Producer, YouTuber
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $3 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Nathaniel “Coyote” Peterson is a YouTuber who always had a passion for wildlife and took to YouTube to narrate his adventures. Today he is a world-renowned wildlife educator and plays the host in the popular wildlife TV channels – Animal Planet and Discovery Channel.

Maybe you know about Coyote Peterson very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Coyote Peterson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Born in Newbury Center, Ohio, on 1 September 1981, Peterson showed interest in animals from an early age. Growing up in Newbury gave him an added advantage to explore the wilderness. He found interest in spending time outdoors and chasing animals, catching bullfrogs, and turtles. So as a child, he always felt connected with the wildlife. On his YouTube channel, Brave Wilderness, he admitted that the snapping turtles are his favorite, and from early childhood, he was enthralled by this particular reptile.

He studied at the Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School, a college-prep school, and decided that he would like to pursue video editing. He joined Ohio State University and graduated in 2004. It was at the university that he refined his skills as a storyteller and, with this new form of art, started recording his wildlife adventures and later started posting them on YouTube.

Personal Life

Nathaniel Peterson, alias Coyote Peterson is a rather private person. He prefers to keep his personal life away from the prying eyes of the media. However, it is known that he is happily married, and the couple has an adorable daughter, Pup Peterson, who was born in 2008.

Coyote Peterson, on one episode on Brave Wilderness, also shared how he came to be nicknamed “Coyote.” He and his sister would go out in the wilderness, and Peterson would chase the road runners as he was sure they would lead him to the horny lizard (one of the most intriguing reptiles that caught his childhood fancy). His mother noticed his actions and related it to the famous Warner Bros cartoon – Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, and that is how he got his nickname.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 1 September 1981, Coyote Peterson is 42 years old as of today’s date 11th July 2024. His height is 1.8 m tall, and his weight is 68 kg.


Coyote Peterson absolutely loves filming animals, especially reptiles, and began posting his videos on his YouTube channel, Brave Wilderness, in 2014 in partnership with Mark Laivins. The purpose of the channel was to educate people and promote conservation through exciting expeditions. On the channel, he has the following series: Breaking Trail, Dragon Tail, Coyote’s Backyard, Beyond the Tide, and On Location.

In one of his early episodes on Breaking Trail, he introduced viewers to the common snapping turtle, one of his favorite reptiles. He said he calls them Mud Dragons because of their yellow eyes. Later he introduced Dragon Tails, where he started exploring more about the snapping turtle, sharing his childhood memory of the Minn of the Mississippi.

Coyote also featured on Conan along with Jeff Goldblum, and in that episode, he showed the audience the world’s largest slug and a bird-eating tarantula. As his channel became more popular, the team signed a contract with Animal Planet, and on 16 November 2018, announced the TV program Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild. The program premiered on 9 February 2020. The Coyote Peterson: Return to the Wilderness program started on February 3, 2019.

As a wildlife educator, Coyote Peterson has also published a few books: Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World! In 2017, Coyote Peterson: The King of Sting! in 2018, Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures: Epic Encounters in the Animal Kingdom and Coyote Peterson’s Wildlife Adventure: An Interactive Guide With Facts, Photos, and More! in 2019.

Awards & Achievements

Breaking Trail won an Emmy in 2015. Brave Wilderness has been recognized by the Guinness World records for being the Most Subscribed YouTube Channel Dedicated to Animals and Most Viewed YouTube Channel Dedicated to Animals.

Net Worth& Salary of Coyote Peterson in 2024

Coyote Peterson Net Worth
Coyote Peterson Net Worth

As of July 2024, Coyote Peterson’s net worth is around $3 million. Most of his earnings came from his YouTube channel.  His YouTube channel has over 10 million subscribers, and he earns around $24k to $396.3k monthly from the channel itself.  Now he has started hosting shows, which adds to his income. He is said to have made roughly $100k from his appearances in TV shows.

Given his interest in wildlife, he has penned a few books. The average cost of his books is $13.44 for the hardcover edition and $5.58 for the kindle version.  As he loves wildlife, he bought a house in Tucson, Arizona, a place rich in wildlife. The house itself costs more than a hundred thousand dollars.

Coyote Peterson is a living example of how one can make a living by following one’s passion. His continuous support to wildlife causes and interest in wildlife conservation is commendable.


  1. I am 6years old in.I love bugs I like to watch you on YouTube. I have many pictures of me playing with my bugs, spiders and lizards. I have learned so much from you. I know your daughter is on your show but I would love to come with you.

    My Mimi has an app that we take a picture of the bug and it will tell us the name of the bug. We have so much fun looking for them. I could stay outside forever.
    Thank you for your show .

  2. І аm 8уеаrѕ оld іn.І lоvе bugѕ І lіkе tо wаtсh уоu оn YоuТubе. І hаvе mаnу рісturеѕ оf mе рlауіng wіth mу bugѕ, ѕріdеrѕ аnd lіzаrdѕ. І hаvе lеаrnеd ѕо muсh frоm уоu. І knоw уоur dаughtеr іѕ оn уоur ѕhоw but І wоuld lоvе tо соmе wіth уоu.


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