The holidays can be a crazy time of year.

There's the last-minute shopping, the traveling, not the mention the traffic...

But if you need some respite, here are six animal stories to help you de-stress during the holidays. Because what's better than puppies and bear cubs, right?

Metro Producer

Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.