The Munich company KooKoo was founded in 2001. KooKoo develops and distributes clocks that have animal sounds for every full hour. The voices have been recorded in nature. An included light sensor ensures that the animals go to sleep at night and wake when the sun comes out. The voices switch off automatically in the darkness. The drawings and illustrations on the dial came from German, Swedish and Irish artists.
The assortment consists of the following models: Singvögel" (singing bird), "KucKuck", "KidsWorld" and "KidsZoo". There also is the "Silent Night" clock for Christmas, this one plays parts of the song every hour. Two new models were presented in 2011: "KooKoo EarlyBird", the bird voices alarm, and "KooKoo BirdHouse" the some kind of different cuckoo clock.
Website of KooKoo