Framed by this feminist approach and the increasing interest in the preservation of architecture, this paper connects Akeley’s hunting and taxidermic experimentations to the boredom of Theodore Roosevelt — the patron of the Museum who created territorial policies to establish national parks as a response to his suffering of the condition. Yet the same boredom is propounded as a creative force, capable of turning preservation into a critical act of inclusion, reconsidering its self-proclaimed altruism to surpass the pugnacious nostalgia shared with taxidermy.