Female Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus)
Political Unit Rufus
Species: Norb, Red Kangaroo
Nation: Norb Network
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: September 26, 3549 (Age 6)
Homeworld: Agathosune
Hair color: Reddish-brown
Eye color: Dark brown

Political Unit Rufus, commonly referred to as Rufus or Ambassador Rufus, is a Norb frame appointed to represent the Norb Network in the Galactic Nations.

Born September 26, 3549, Rufus was selected in 3555 as the new Ambassador Unit. This decision was a result of intensive study and surveying, which determined that the Red Kangaroo was the best-perceived species that was capable of meeting a significant percentage of technical criteria. Some of the conditions which were required or deemed beneficial include:

  • Core Conditions
    • Frame must be capable of surviving in atmosphere designed for carbon-based lifeforms, due to atmospheric conditions of Tranquillity.
    • Frame must be adapted for living conditions on land, rather than sea.
    • Frame must be able to use self-locomotion to navigate to a significant percentage of the station, with all critical Galactic Nations locations mandatory.
    • Frame must be capable of using standard seating equipment in Galactic Nations Chamber with minimal modification.
  • Perception Conditions
    • Frame should be herbivorous to minimize difficulty of using utensils during meals.
    • Frame should be female or capable of wearing clothing to avoid the negative connotations many species associate with external exposure of genitals.