On Dangerous Ground is the first episode of the third season of the hit television series, Meerkat Manor.
The third series begins during Winter, three months following the Commandos' vicious raid. The rival gang completely displaced the Whiskers from their territory, forcing them into a terrible part of the Manor where food supply is low. At their new burrow the Whiskers welcome Flower's newest pups, Izzy, Busta and Suggs. They're babysat by Jogu and Sophie .while the rest of the family go out foraging. But the Whiskers have little luck in finding food and end up encountering a cape cobra, which they scare off. Back at the babysitting burrow Jogu and Sophie take the pups for a walk to try and settle them down, but they return to the burrow quickly.
When the Whiskers return in the afternoon Flower tries to feed the pups but struggles due to the lack of food. She suddenly instigates a surprise burrow move. During the move the group spots an eagle owl and flees, almost leaving Izzy behind. However Sophie runs back to rescue the pup. Eventually the Whiskers find good foraging ground. But a rival group called the Zappa appears. Mitch, Jogu and Sophie hide the pups far away while the rest of the Whiskers charge at the Zappa. The Zappa retreat without a fight and the Whiskers claim the territory. However, the Whiskers' babysitters and the pups are nowhere to be seen.