Saturday, October 10, 2015

New ‘Dolphin Park’ livery for Zagros Airlines A322

New "Dolphin Park" livery observed on Zagros Airlines Airbus A320-214, reg. EP-ZAT (cn 999)
[photo: Ata Tavanaei]

View of entire livery on EP-ZAT, as photographed 09OCT15 at Mashhad - Shahid Hashemi Nejad International (MHD / OIMM)
[photo: Ata Tavanaei]

Operator history for EP-ZAT, source: (click to enlarge)

This aircraft's new livery reference of "Dolphin Park" is an interesting one. According to
Dolphin Park or Dolphinarium located in Kish island is the first dolphin park in Iran.
The huge recreational and tourist complex with 100 hectares area is located in the southeast of the island. The complex includes green space with a variety of different species of plants, bird garden, and the first and the only Dolphinarium in Iran. In this complex, different species of marine mammals, including dolphins, northern sea lion, southern sea lion, northern sea cat, dolphin and penguin are kept and tourists can watch their master strokes of those trained by Iranian instructors. A total of 21 marine mammals are kept in pools with a volume of 18,000 cubic meters filled with sea water.
The green space of Dolphin Park has more than one hundred plant species including thousands of palm trees, very large Benjamins, Hornbeam (Lur) trees (banyan), Eucalyptus, Acacia, Myrtle, Prosopis cineraria, Marshmallow, Callistemon, Tecoma ,Conocarpus, Junipers and more than 25 species of cactus and other plants that is unique in its kind considering the climatic conditions of the island and its coral soil.
In the bird garden more than 50 species of various birds like pelicans, ostriches, parrots of Macau, peacocks, various types of stork, toucan, tauraco, swan and other types of aquatic animals like crocodile are kept from all around the world. Due to the proper environment these animals can breed and live naturally.
COMMENTARY: Zagros Airline, based at ABD with main hub at THR, lists two flights to Kish, weekly.

Dolphin performance with touchscreen at Dolphin Park on Kish Island

Dolphin ball trick performance at Dolphin Park on Kish Island

Dolphin ball trick performance at Dolphin Park on Kish Island (as referenced on Zagros Airlines EP-ZAT livery)

Spectator interaction with dolphins at Dolphin Park on Kish Island

Sea lion performance at Dolphin Park on Kish Island

Trained sea lion at Dolphin Park on Kish Island


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