Easier way to take a gorilla's blood pressure

November 11, 2009 6:22:58 AM PST
Ozzie the gorilla isn't so tough -- even though he's the test subject for the Gorilla Tough Cuff.

It's a device designed to take a gorilla's blood pressure.

Researchers and Ozzie keepers at Zoo Atlanta have trained him to have his blood pressure taken without putting up a fuss.

The zoo keepers say it's a first for any zoo in the world.

The Gorilla Tough Cuff is designed by students from Georgia Tech.

Zoo officials say it will be useful for detecting heart disease in aging apes.