UPDATE: Mystery Solved!
Hundreds of panda bears have shown up on Google Maps for what is presumably a good reason, and not a portent of a coming Rise of the Planet of the Pandas.
First spotted (or posted) by Google's Matt Cutts on (where else) Google+ the pandas can be seen flooding Hong Kong International Airport.
"A lot of Pandas" said Matt.
Now another batch of pandas has been spotted boarding a ferry also in Hong Kong:
They are also on board:
As The Next Web reporter Nick Summers said:
Watch your step. The pandas are coming. https://t.co/WrUXSc4FQU— Nick Summers (@nisummers) June 19, 2014