Before Bruce's dream of becoming a reptile keeper come true, he started working in the birds department at Australian Zoo in 2005. He worked in bird department for 18 years.
Bruce, the reptile keeper at the Australian Zoo, is famous for his charge, the 120kg tortoise called Igloo. Igloo's character and the way he decide to do something make him different. When Igloo wants a drink, he does not just lap at the water; he climbs into the whole pond. When Igloo wish to eat something he is not pleased with a handful of vegetables, he needs the entire bucket full.