Imagine being afraid to take a walk in your own neighborhood or even your own backyard. Imagine that there were ferocious predators stalking your hometown. In Bangladesh this fear is very real, and it is known as the Bengal Tiger. The Royal Bengal.
Maltese Blue Tiger by ~Sphynxette on deviantART - seems to be that the South Chinese Tiger or Amur Tiger subspecies from Korea has evolved from a slate gray into a blue-grey. Also a close match for Kaelan in animal form: IDoD