Animal lover Regina Hoffmann is a real life Lion Queen after bringing up 50 big cats at her home. The 53-year-old is always the one called on to look after the beasts if theyre rejected by their mothers at a safari park in Hodenhagen, Germany. And not just lions have been reared by Regina, 53, but also other big cats including tiger cubs and baby panthers. She said: I take them home and hand rear them until they are strong enough to return to their enclosures. But despite the fact the animals have a reputation as natural born killers, Regina says they barely differ to domesticated cats. She said: They are playful and meow when they want something just like normal cats. ON