Each crate contains one animal but requires a 5 hour waiting period before the animal is revealed. The crate will appear opened after 5 hours. Clicking an open crate will reveal an animal the player has won, which is deposited in their zoo depot. A maximum of 20 crates may sit in a player's parking lot at a time.
Each traveling circus event offers the chance to win 10 different species. When buying a mystery crate, players cannot choose the gender or species of the animal they will receive. It is a gamble. The possible prize animals are listed in the Traveling Circus, and it appears that the most frequently awarded animals are at the top of the list, while less frequently awarded animals are towards the bottom. To date, there have been 5 Traveling Circus events. The animals listed below are not ordered as they were during the events.
|Animal Prizes in Traveling Circus Events|
|#1 and #2||#3 and #4||#5||#6|
Of all the species offered, the Swan and Red Panda are exclusive to this event. Unlike the other animals, they cannot be purchased for PP or ZD, won at the Wheel of Fortune, or captured on Safari. In terms of rareness, the black panther is a close third, featured only on the Wheel of Fortune as a yellow-wedge (rare) prize. |}