Franchise Mode is one of the playable game modes featured in Planet Zoo.
Unlike modes such as Career Mode and Sandbox Mode, Franchise Mode requires players to play online due to the unique aspect of this mode: player trading. The Animal Market lets players buy animals from other players for their zoo. Players can only trade habitat animals, exhibit animals can't be traded. Deluxe animals can only be traded to players who also have the Deluxe Edition of Planet Zoo.
A gamemode called Challenge Mode is available to the player as an alternative, offline Franchise Mode.