Bruce is a blue land crab with a darker blue shell, claws, and legs. He also has an orange mustache.
Bruce appears to be clever, as seen when he outsmarts Timon every time the meerkat tries different ways to catch him.
Bruce lives in the Australian Outback.
When Timon was hunting some bugs, he finds Bruce, whom he mistakes for a giant bug. Bruce tries to tell Timon that he's a land crab, but the meerkat doesn't believe him, so he tries several times to get him.
But Bruce is too clever for Timon to catch. He nicknames the meerkat "Fuzzy Face."
Bruce becomes Pumbaa's new friend. According to Pumbaa, he is an expert at catching bugs, as he says that he had caught some for him. When Pumbaa introduces Bruce to Timon, the meerkat gets scared and runs away.