I've got this very simple b&w svg that was created from a bitmap trace in inkscape (below is the png original, it doesn't allow svg uploads?). My end-goal is to have each black shape in the image as its own path or polygon that can be selected as an element in css and animated. (Including the eyes, which would be their own shapes filled with whatever color later).
After the bitmap trace I see that it's all one path though. I've seen solutions that suggest how to break up the path, but I'm not having success creating these individual objects.
This answer seemed like what I was looking for, but it didn't really work: Breaking polygons into paths in Inkscape
If my goal is css-selectable svg elements, would I be better off drawing it by hand?