Published: September 15. 2012 4:00AM PST
A Syrian Brown bear licks honey off of fruit at the Ramat Gan Safari park outside Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday. One of the customs during the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year that starts Sunday, is to eat apples dipped in honey, symbolizing the hope that the next year will be sweet.
Ariel Schalit / The Associated Press