Australia’s Outback Wrangler
Raised on the rugged plains of Australia, Matt Wright has done plenty of jobs — horse wrangler, Australian Army soldier, crocodile egg collector — that helped develop his passion and skills for a career as a helicopter pilot, wildlife relocator and award-winning tourism operator. The star of National Geographic’s hit TV show Outback Wrangler, Matt tracks down, captures, and transports a diverse range of dangerous animals, including crocodiles, wild buffalo and even polar bears, that are posing a threat to people. As a chopper pilot he is able to access areas that would otherwise be impossible to reach. Matt’s goal, he says, is based on the preservation of wildlife: to remove and relocate problem animals rather than kill them.