About Coyote Peterson

Since early childhood, animals have played a significant role in Coyote Peterson’s life. As he passed through high school and into college, Coyote discovered his second passion in his love for film and television. While a student at The Ohio State University, he studied video production, writing, and directing. His deep admiration for wildlife and video production inspired him to combine the two mediums.

Today, Coyote is proud to be an Emmy Award-winning host on YouTube’s Brave Wilderness, where his videos have been viewed over 3.8 billion times worldwide, making Brave Wilderness the largest wildlife brand in the digital space. Coyote has spent the past decade getting up-close with animals to uncover the true stories behind some of our planet’s most misunderstood creatures. His passion for wildlife is driven by a desire to educate the world about animals and to foster a future that conserves environments and their species.

Forever dedicated to the joys of storytelling, Coyote is constantly honing his craft to ensure audiences of all ages can partake in his animal adventures. Through his YouTube channel, Coyote has also produced multiple pieces of content to support feature films, including an episode filmed in New Zealand promoting How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and a four-part series in support of the Jurassic World franchise titled Jurassic World Explorers. Spring of 2020 also saw Coyote venture into the world of television, where he produced and hosted 18 episodes of the animal adventure series Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild on Animal Planet. Outside of his onscreen adventures, Coyote has also released five narrative and illustrated books that continue to blend his unique style of entertainment that is educational and informative. His most recent publication, The Beast of Bites, was released September 15, 2020 and published by Little Brown Young Readers, a subdivision of Hachette Books. His time spent in the field producing wildlife content has afforded Coyote the opportunity to work with the true caretakers of the environment and the conservationists making a positive impact on our planet’s ecosystem.

Utilizing the reach of Brave Wilderness, Coyote has supported many of these organizations through raising awareness of their efforts and agendas, and oftentimes, asking his audience to financially support conservation efforts. Most recently, he worked with the Pantanal Relief Fund to encourage the audience to raise funds supporting the animals in that region most affected by the devastating wildfires. Coyote also recently worked with the Global Conservation Force on an initiative with the Kareiga Game Reserve in South Africa to protect rhinos from the threat of poaching. Coyote’s vision for the future of the Brave Wilderness brand is vast. Whether he is diving into the water to catch a giant turtle or putting himself up against the sting of a bullet ant, he aspires to educate and entertain above all else!